Montana is large and sparsely populated, making a ride across the state an adventure in itself. From vast plains in the east and rugged mountain ranges in the west to large valleys supporting the states agricultural economy, expect lots of diversity with long flowing highways, remote paved forest roads and views worthy of "Big Sky Country."
Each and every road segment detailed in our maps has been ridden and rated by an owner of Butler Maps Inc. From sport bike enthusiast, to dual sport adventurer, chopper rider, to two up tourers, our team has diligently researched and presented fantastic riding experiences that are sure to impress no matter what you ride.
As riders we constantly search for the perfect road. We seek that fleeting moment where everything fits perfectly together. The rhythmic hum of the motor, the dramatic vistas that overwhelm our senses and the one of a kind road that ties it all together. We search for G1. Steep climbs, tight switchbacks, deep canyons and million dollar views. These roads have an undeniable appeal that set them apart from everything else.
There are no stoplights or shopping malls here. G2 roads energetically flow from corner to corner gently bobbing and weaving. They meander past lakes, criss cross forests and provide an expereince you cant get on the freeway. Keep your head up. G2s can have fast sweepers, elevation change, tight corners and everything in between.
G3 is not your average road. All though these stretches of tarmac require the fewest criteria to make our list , dont be fooled. G3 roads are twisty and exciting. Ditch the traffic and head toward a stretch of orange, you wont regret it.
Ride Planning. Design Your Ride in Minutes
A Butler Map does more than just point out the best roads. We make it easy to plan your trip with a host of features built just for riders. Turn to the back of the map for detailed information on every G1 road we recommend. There's elevation profiles, climate guides, motorcyle shop lists and even QR codes to link you to valuable information like where to sleep, where to eat or what to see when your not on the bike.
Highlighted Rides for Easy Reference
The best rides in the state are detailed in easy-to-read, highlighted segments. GPS waypoints are provided for G1 rides.
Expanded Views of G1 Rides
G1 rides are numbered and enlarged for your convenience. The expanded views of G1 rides are placed on a dedicated portion of the map.
Dual Sport Roads
Had enough of the pavement? Try some dirt! Our recommended Dual-Sport roads are moderate rides picked for spectacular scenery, remote locations and link-ability to the best paved roads.
One of the dominating features of our G1 rides is elevation change. Get a sense for exactly how much ducking and diving your in for by referring to a detailed elevation graph.
Use a smart phone? Scan one of our QR codes to link to useful information while your out on the road. Videos of recommended rides, biker gatherings, road conditions and much more is a scan away.
Mobile Tour Guide
So you've ticked off five G1 rides and your butt is tired. Now what? Wether you need a beer, a bed or some BBQ it can all be found in our Mobile Tour Guide. Search by town, search by category or search based on the biker deals we have waiting for you. Everything you need in one spot.
Broke down? Need a jacket for that unexpected spring storm? Every shop in the state is listed by town to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
Nothing ruins a good day of riding like a freak storm. Check out the climate guide for general information on seasonal weather or scan the weather QR code for up to the minute conditions.
"I'm from Colorado and know the roads pretty well. Thought you did a great job with the maps." -Black Conner, Senior Editor, Cycle World Magazine.
These Maps Rule!
A bud and I ran around Colorado the week prior to the Motocross of Nations. The map made it a piece of cake to do a run and gun ride to all of the cool roads. Ride like crazy, take pics ride some more. All the while knowing where to go next with out all of the 20 questions to a local (most of the time not a local) about where to go next. The map simply works, Thanks!" - ADV Rider, Big Sky MT
"From my ride earlier this month I have concluded that Butler Maps are essential for road trips. The maps held up very well in the wind and thunderstorms along the way. Had a great ride using your Colorado and Utah maps. A very satisfied customer." - Brian, Reno