Pompeys Pillar Trail - Billings

Managed by the Bureau of Land Management and part of the National Conservation Lands, Pompeys Pillar National Monument is the only remaining on-site physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Distance: A series of trails and country roads that total over 2-3 miles

Pompeys Pillar National Monument has a network of trails. Most are not handicapped accessible. Trails lead visitors around the base of the Pillar, through the riparian area long the Yellowstone River, up the Pillar via a boardwalk, and throughout the rest of the adjoining public lands via a network of dirt roads.

USGS Map: 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle Pompeys Pillar

Township 3N; Range 30E; Section 21


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Phone: 406-896-5235

The Pillar overlooks the Yellowstone River about 25 miles east of Billings, Montana. Easily accessible from I-94 using Exit 23 (Pompeys Pillar Exit) or from Montana Highway 312.

Visitor Center: May - September

Visitor Center
Daily: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Trail: Open to public dawn to dusk

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Gift Shop, Handicapped Accessible, Interpretive Display, Parking, Pets Allowed, Public Restroom, Trail

Bird Watching, Environmental, Heritage, Hiking, History, Nature Area, Outdoor Activity, Photography, Picnicking, Sightseeing, Walking, Wildlife Viewing