Lincoln, Montana

Lincoln, Montana, the Base Camp for the Southern Crown of the Continent. is a small scenic town nestled among stately old ponderosa pines at the head of the Blackfoot River. Just west of the Continental Divide, Lincoln is 86 miles southwest of Great Falls, and 60 miles northwest of Helena. Halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, Lincoln is bordered by the Bob Marshall and Scapegoat wilderness areas to the north and the Blackfoot River to the south.

Lincoln  is an all-season destinationand the surrounding valley  offers excellent fishing, hiking, backpacking and mountain biking, as well as 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trail and cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, and a summer rodeo. Lincoln is home to the official restart/finish line for Montana's Race to the Sky, sled dog race each February.

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Latitude: 46.955139 Longitude: -112.68158 Elevation: 4540 ft
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Community Highlights

The rural community of Lincoln in the mountains of western Montana has a lot to offer.

In 2014, following the Sculpture in the Wild International Sculpture Symposium in September, Lincoln became the home of Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild, the nations only sculpture park dedicated to site-specific environmental sculpture, featuring work by some of the worlds leading environmental artists.  In 2015 the Sculpture inn the Wild will host artist and Biologist Brendan Ballengee and his Love Motel For Insects in June and a second International Sculpture Symposium in  Sepetember will add work by Montana sculptor NoEllen Pepes and British sculptor partners  Sam Clayton and Rick Jacobs, who by the name Brute Force and Ignorance.

Lincoln's  'Old West' open rodeo, an annual event for more than 60 years! The Lincoln Rodeo is performed the first weekend of July with entrants all over the western states. The annual 4th of July celebration that is the epitome of "Small Town America." On the Saturday before the 4th entrants from all over western Montana bring their floats for the parade that travels down Main Street (State Hwy. 200), which is closed during the parade.

Lincoln's Hooper Park, complete with Interpretive Kiosk, is a stop on the Lewis and Clark Trail. Central to the park is its large log pavilion, featuring integrated carvings of members of the Corp of Discovery. The pavilion is flanked by ballfields, horseshoe pits, and 26 shaded campsites nestled in ponderosa pines with a covered pavillion. In 2012, Lincoln hosted hundreds of Montana's for the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Scapegoat Wilderness. Lincoln residents were instrumental in establishing the wilderness, which was originally known as the Lincoln Backcountry.

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