Troy, MT

On the western banks of the Kootenai River at Montana's lowest elevation point, Troy and its surrounding wilderness area offer pristine, unsettled country, attractions like the Troy Museum and Visitors Center and Ross Creek Cedar Grove, and a groomed snowmobile trail that connects Troy with Libby, MT. Each year, Troy marks Independence Day with its Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration.

Insider Tip

A must-see stop in northwest Montana is the Ross Creek Cedar Trail, home to Western Red Cedars that are more than 200 years old. Take a walk along the self-guided nature trail as it makes its way one mile through the grove.

Additional Information

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History

Because of the deep ravines, dense forests and the steep mountains that characterize this area, the southern loop of the Kootenai was known as the Montana Wilds. Its ruggedness along with the fear of Indians kept it unsettled until gold was discovered in the mid 1860s. But not until the Great Northern railroad establish a freight division on the current town site, did it really begin to flourish.

In 1910, the great forest fires that raged through the area almost claimed the town. Railroad hoses soaked the downtown buildings while a locomotive was kept steamed up ready to evacuate the remaining residents and crews should the fire overtake them. A little luck and a shift in the wind saved the town.

There is some disagreement over how Troy got its name. Some say it took its name for a civil engineer working for the Great Northern. Others think the town was named for the Troy weight system, which was used to weigh silver and gold. Still others say that E.L. Preston named the town for Troy Morrow, the son of a family that was providing him with room and board while he surveyed the area for track and laid out the town site. It is this latter theory that is most accepted.

Featured Listings

City of Troy Museum & Visitor Center

City of Troy Museum & Visitor Center

City: Troy
Phone: 406.295.4151

629 Missoula Ave
Troy, MT 59935

Linehan Outfitting Company

Linehan Outfitting Company

City: Troy
Phone: 406.395.4872

35309 Yaak River Road
Troy, MT 59935

Troy Chamber of Commerce

Troy Chamber of Commerce

City: Troy
Phone: 406.295.1064

301 E. Kootenai Ave.
Troy, Montana 59935

Other Listings

A Cabin on the River

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 644 Waterfront Road
  • Phone: 406.295.4164

Bad Medicine Campground

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Bull Lake

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Bull Lake Ice Fishing

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 14891 Bull Lake Road
  • Phone: 406.295.4358

Bull Lake Waterfront Home and Cabin

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 146 Halo Drive
  • Phone: 406.291.0777
  • Website: vrbo.com/427484

Bull Lake Waterfront Rental

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 15428 Bull Lake Road
  • Phone: 509.710.6354
  • Website: bulllakerental.com

Bull River Valley Scenic Drive

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Caribou Campground

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

Caribou Trail #56

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

Creekside Vacation Cabin Rentals

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 1604 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.295.9444
  • Website: kroutfitters.com

Dorr Skeels Campground

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Garver Mountain Lookout Tower

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Grouse Lake Trail

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

Hellroaring Snowmobile Area

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

Holiday Motel

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 211 East Missoula Avenue
  • Phone: 208.610.1110

Keeler/Rattle Trail Snowmobile Trail

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

Kilbrennan Lake

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Kilbrennan Lake Campground

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Kootenai Falls Swinging Bridge

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

Kootenai Mountain Scenic Drive

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Kootenai River Campground

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 11251 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4090
  • Website: kootenairivercampground.com

Kootenai River Outfitters

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 1604 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.295.9444
  • Website: kroutfitters.com

Lake Creek Inn

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 914 East Missoula Avenue
  • Phone: 406.295.5775

Linehan Outfitting Company

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 35309 Yaak River Road
  • Phone: 406.295.4872
  • Website: fishmontana.com

Linehan Vacation Home and Cabins

  • City: Libby
  • Address: 1795 Kootenai River Road
  • Phone: 406.295.4872
  • Website: fishmontana.com

Little Joe's Montana

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 9623 Bull Lake Road
  • Phone: 406.295.6058

Little Spar Lake Trail

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

Montana Lake Cabin, LLC

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 55 Halo Court North
  • Phone: 907.617.5251
  • Website: vrbo.com/402962

Montana Lake Creek Vacation Rental

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 842 Lake Creek Road
  • Phone: 406.295.9363
  • Website: http:/montanalakecreekvacationrental.com

Mt. Baldy-Buckhorn Ridge Lookout

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Northwest Peaks Scenic Area

  • City: Yaak
  • Address: Kootenai National Forest
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Odie's Big Sky Cafe

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 1410 East Missoula Avenue
  • Phone: 406.295.2233

Payne Creek Cabin Rental

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 1037 Mountain View Drive
  • Phone: 785.393.7030
  • Website: vrbo.com/91416

Pete Creek Campground

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Pete Creek Winter Recreation Trail

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

Pulpit Mountain Trail

  • City: Troy
  • Address: Pulpit Mountain
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

R-Place Restaurant

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 616 East Missoula Avenue
  • Phone: 406.295.5028

Rainbow Ridge Ski Trail

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

Real Art Works

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 600 East Missoula Avenue
  • Phone: 406.295.9799
  • Website: realartworks-troymt.com

Red Top Campground

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Ross Creek Overlook-USFS

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Ross Creek Ski Trail

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

Ross Creek Trail

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

Rustic Pine

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 50 Cherub Lake Road
  • Phone: 406.293.5267
  • Website: airbnb.com/rooms/16088103

ShaBear Cabin on The Yaak River

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 107 ShaBear Way
  • Phone: 406.295.5470
  • Website: vrbo.com/228452

South Fork Ross Creek Trail

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

Spar Lake

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Spar Lake Campground

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Spar Peak Trail

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.usda.gov/main/kootenai/home

Three Rivers Ranger District

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Troy Chamber of Commerce

  • City: Troy
  • Address: PO Box 3005
  • Phone: 406.295.1064
  • Website: troymtchamber.org

Troy Farmers Market

  • City: Troy
  • Address: Troy Museum
  • Phone: 406.295.9756
  • Website: troyfarmersmarket.com

Upper Ford Ranger Station

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Whitetail Campground

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Yaak Falls

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Yaak Falls Campground

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Yaak Loop Scenic Tour

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Yaak Mountain Lookout

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Yaak River Campground

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 12858 US Highway 2
  • Phone: 406.295.4693
  • Website: fs.fed.us/r1/kootenai

Yaak River Lodge

  • City: Troy
  • Address: 27744 Yaak River Road
  • Phone: 406.295.5463
  • Website: yaakriverlodge.net

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