Gold mining gave birth to the town of Zortman. Visitors can still pan for gold today.

The Little Rocky Mountains present many opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, and photography. There are also ATV and hiking trails.

Every fall, locals and visitors travel approximately 18 miles southwest of Zortman to Slippery Ann Wildlife Viewing Area to watch the annual elk mating ritual. Hundreds of elk travel to this spot each year to participate in the rut.

(Locals are happy to assist visitors with directions and other information.)

Zortman Events

20th Annual Big Dig<.h4>

Friday, May 26
7-9pm – Registration

Saturday, May 27
7am – Mandatory Safety Briefing
8am – Day Shift Shuttle to Dig Site
10am – Shuttle to Kids’ Dig
12pm – Afternoon Shift Shuttle to Dig Site/Return Day Shift
4:30pm – Return afternoon Shift

Sunday, May 28
7:30am – Day Shift Shuttle to Dig Site
10am – Shuttle to Kids’ Dig
11:30am – Afternoon Shift Shuttle to Dig Site
12:15pm – Return Day Shift
4:30pm – Return Afternoon Shift
7pm – Miner’s Mess Pig Roast

Monday, May 29
8am-12pm – Raffles, Auction, Nugget Drawing

Zortman July 4th Celebration and Fundraiser

(for the Zortman Volunteer Fire Dept. and historic jail restoration)
10:30am – Parade – line up at 10:00 in front of mining bldgs.
11am – Kids games and hot dogs at the Buckhorn Park
12:30pm – Potluck at the Miner’s Club – please bring side dishes
1:30pm – Stick horse races and Calcutta – beside Miner’s
2:30pm – Cake Walk at Miner’s Club
3:30pm – Auction at the Miner’s Club back deck – 50/50 drawing following
5pm – Horseshoe tournament $10 entry, $100 added

ZORTMAN First Annual “Little Big Dig”

Labor Day Weekend
Thursday – Early Bird Check In
Friday and Saturday – Panning Contest
For more details call (406) 673-3160

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