Situated between the convergence of the Stillwater and Yellowstone Rivers and Interstate 90, just 40 miles west of Montana’s largest city, Billings, Columbus is a center point in Stillwater County. From Columbus you can travel north to the rolling plains and wide open spaces near Rapelje and Molt or head south to the wildlife, water, and trees of the Beartooth Mountains.
Columbus, an incorporated community is the County seat of Stillwater County and home to approximately 1900 residents. Retail shopping, an airport, dining, banking, medical facilities, a swimming pool, lodging, a museum, parks, and a golf course, are just naming a few of the amenities the Columbus Community has to offer.
Museum of the Beartooths - 440 E 5th Ave N, Columbus, MT 59019 (406)322-4588
Columbus Public Schools - Home of the Cougars
Kindergarten – 12 grades at 433 N 3rd Street Columbus, MT 59019 (406) 322-5373
City of Columbus - Utilities, tax information, solid waste, law enforcement
Mountain View Cemetery - A historic cemetery just outside of Columbus at the intersection of the Rapelje Road (FAS 306) and Highway 10.
US Post Office - 139 North Pratten Street, Columbus, MT 59019 (406) 322-9987.
Columbus Rural Fire District - A combination fire department providing fire and emergency medical services.
Stillwater Billings Clinic: A hopsital and clinic providing inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services.
Itch-Kep-Pe Park and Campground - Itch-Kep-Pe Park has 30 tent and trailer campsites, restrooms, and drinking water. Fishing, swimming and boating may be enjoyed at here. A boat launch is provided.
Stillwater Golf Course and Recreation - Columbus Stillwater Golf Course is a 9-hole public course. Wednesday Special: All day golf with a cart for $30.00 (based on double occupancy) Single $36.00. Tee Times: Everyday, welcome walk-ins.
Columbus Community Events
Nitro National Pro Hillclimb - The annual Nitro National Pro Hillclimbs occur on Father's Day weekend in Columbus. The event brings thousands of visitors into our small town of Columbus, Montana. Motorcycle riders from all over the world, including Canada and Poland! One of the largest attractions is the firework displays and pyrotechnic shows in addition to one of the most exciting new sports, the X Climb. This is when our riders compete side by side. It is a dangerous, exciting, and a must see event! Most of the qualifying rides occur during the day and the finals and X Climb final rounds are at night with the hill being lit. There is weekend camping available. Bring your whole family and all of your friends for an exciting, fun filled weekend! For more information available on their website.