Chapter of the
  Lewis & Clark Trail
     Heritage Foundation

Crimson Bluffs purchased—
preserved for future generations!

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Headquartered at Townsend in the Glacier-Yellowstone corridor of Western Montana on the upper Missouri River (map).  Traveling through this broad valley in 1805, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remarked upon its beauty.  Nearly 2 centuries later, visitors can share the experience of the Big Belt Mountain range— often snowcapped throughout the year — hanging like an “amphitheater” above the green and gold Missouri valley.

Some of the sights noted in the Corps of Discovery’s journals were submerged during the creation of the Canyon Ferry Reservoir (Montana’s most-visited body of water); others lie on private land. [map]  But the river is easily floated during most summers and navigable by motor boat spring through fall, giving visitors a unique and personal taste of the Lewis and Clark Trail.

Visit the only place named for York!

Crimson Bluffs


We invite you to join us.......
On the Upper Missouri River.

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Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc.
415 S. Front Street
Townsend, MT  59644
(406) 266-4101

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    We hope you will be interested in these
Lewis & Clark Sites!

Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Chapters
Montana Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Comm.
Lewis and Clark Trail Interpretive Center, Great Falls, Mont.
Portage Route Chapter
Montana Historical Society - L&C in Big Sky Country
Discovering Lewis and Clark
National Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Council
Explore! The Big Sky

or visit the
Big Sky Country


133 N. Walnut St.
Townsend, Montana
Open Mid-May to Mid-Sept. 1PM ~ 5PM

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