Area & Travel Information

Ruby Valley in Southwest Montana

The Broken Arrow Lodge is located in the Upper Ruby Valley 25 miles south of Alder, Montana. Nestled in the midst of the Greenhorn, Snowcrest and Gravelley mountain ranges with an extensive view of the beautiful Ruby Valley. The prestigious Ruby River flows through our property just a short walk from the lodge for some of the finest fly fishing southwest Montana has to offer.

Nearby historical areas of interest are Virginia City, Nevada City, Robbers Roost, Bannack State Park, Lewis and Clark Caverns, and Yellowstone National Park.


Nearest Airports

  • Butte 85 miles
  • Bozeman 93 miles
The beautiful Ruby Valley.

Directions to Broken Arrow Lodge

Check Your Odometer in Alder
(The lodge is approx. 25 miles from Alder.)

In Alder, turn west at the Alder Market and proceed towards the Ruby Dam which is about 7 miles south of Alder. Stay on the highway and continue past the dam. The pavement ends a couple miles past the dam, continue on the main road which is now gravel. There is a ‘Y’ in the road about 13.5 miles from Alder, stay left. There will be another ‘Y’ in the road about 20.1 miles from Alder, stay left again. Continue on the main road, go past the Snowcrest Ranch, and 2 miles past the Upper Canyon Ranch. Broken Arrow Lodge is located on the right side of the road, up on the hill, and is visible from the main road. Our lodge has log siding stained cedar color with brown trim. There is an overhead sign on the gate where you turn to access the road to the lodge.

Map of area near Broken Arrow Lodge.

Montana Vacation Resources

Montana Outfitter

Explore the Big Sky Country
This is the web site to visit for planning your Montana vacation. It is loaded with information on lodging, camping, places to go, things to do, events, national parks, history, and more. You can even request a free Montana Vacation Planning Kit.

Rediscover the Route of Lewis & Clark

Rediscover the Route of Lewis & Clark
Today, much of the Montana landscape that Lewis and Clark crossed remains unchanged. From solitary sandstone through river canyons to mountain meadows, Montana’s rivers and highways flow past scores of landmarks related to the expedition. Be sure to visit these landmarks while you’re enjoying Montana’s beauty and recreation.

Virginia City fly fishing in Montana

Virginia City and the Old West
Rich placer diggings were discovered in Alder Gulch in the spring of 1863 and Virginia City became the capital of the territory. This very much alive ghost town is now frozen in time. Virginia City is a well preserved Victorian gold mining town where you can rediscover the original Old West.

Lewis and Clark Caverns near Broken Arrow Lodge

Lewis and Clark Caverns
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is Montana’s first and best-known state park featuring one of the largest known limestone caverns in the Northwest. Naturally air conditioned, these spectacular caves are lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites. The caves are electrically lighted and safe to visit. Above ground, a self-guided nature trail provides opportunities to understand the natural surroundings.