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Colstrip, Montana

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Around Colstrip ...

Colstrip is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Forsyth. It is located about 26 miles [ km] to the north of Colstrip

For comparison, Colstrip has a population of 2,200 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

  • Ashland [Rosebud County]
  • Birney [Rosebud County]
  • Busby [Big Horn County]
  • Forsyth [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
    • Forsyth [Rosebud County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Colstrip
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,752 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forsyth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth<3>
  • Hysham [Treasure County]
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    • Hysham [Treasure County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Colstrip
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hysham have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hysham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hysham<3>
  • Lame Deer [Rosebud County]
  • Muddy [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddy
    • Muddy [Big Horn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Colstrip
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muddy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddy
  • Rosebud [Rosebud County]

For more communities neighboring Colstrip, please visit our County-by-County Page for Colstrip.

Rosebud County ...

Colstrip is located in Rosebud County<5>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rosebud County: Big Horn, Custer, Garfield, Musselshell, Petroleum, Powder River, Treasure & Yellowstone.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colstrip ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Colstrip.

Airports Near Colstrip ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Colstrip and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Colstrip.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colstrip ...

Looking for more information about Colstrip? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor page for Colstrip. Their page will give you an overview and then additional links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the TripAdvisor page for Colstrip, there are neighboring communities that also have TripAdvisor pages. A list of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Colstrip.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Colstrip. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colstrip.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Colstrip) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Colstrip. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColstripOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colstrip. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8838, Longitude: -106.6267    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Rosebud, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Colstrip), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.






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