The Big and Little Snowy Mountains are two mountains ranges to the south of Lewistown, Montana. The Big and Little Snowies are considered island ranges, and are located primarily in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. The Big Snowies are home to the Crystal Lake recreation area, which provides plenty of hiking and camping for visitors. The Little snowies are much smaller, and do have some dispersed camp sites, but not actual developed recreation areas.
The Castle Mountains are located east of White Sulphur Springs, Montana. The highest peak is Elk Peak reaching a height of 8,589 feet. The Castles are a prime hunting location in the fall, and they do provide some recreational uses in the summer months.
The Highwoods cover approximately 1, 799 sq. miles in north central Montana just to the east of Great Falls, Montana. The Highwoods are at the northern end of the Lewis and Clark National Forest and the Highwood Baldy is the highest point at 7,760 feet. There are a few camping areas and hiking opportunities in the Highwoods.
The Little Belt Mountains are a section of the Rocky Mountains just a short drive from Great Falls, Montana. Situated in the Lewis and Clark National Forest, the primary uses include recreation and logging. The highest point in the Little Belts is Big Baldy which rises to 9,175 feet. The Little Belts are home to expansive conifer forests, mostly consisting of ponderosa-pine and douglas fir. Other species, like lodgepole and whitebark pines are found at higher elevations. Wildlife in the Little Belts include black bear, elk, white tailed and mule deer.