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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Colstrip, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Colstrip and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Colstrip:
    • 45.883765, -106.626742
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Colstrip
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colstrip ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Castle Rock [Rosebud County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
    • Castle Rock [Rosebud County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Colstrip
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crain Place [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crain Place
    • Crain Place [Rosebud County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Colstrip
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crain Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crain Place
  • Jimtown [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jimtown
    • Jimtown [Rosebud County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Colstrip
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jimtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jimtown
  • Lame Deer [Rosebud County]
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    • Lee [Rosebud County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee
      • Lee [Rosebud County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Colstrip
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Muddy [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddy
      • Muddy [Big Horn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Colstrip
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddy
    • Signal Butte [Rosebud County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Butte
      • Signal Butte [Rosebud County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Colstrip
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Signal Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wood Place [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Place
      • Wood Place [Rosebud County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Colstrip
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Place

How Far From Colstrip to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Colstrip to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Colstrip and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Forsyth, which is the Seat of Rosebud County and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Colstrip to Forsyth, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 262 miles [421.6 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,573 miles [2,531.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 62 days and walking would take 90 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,560 miles [10,557.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,328 miles [11,793.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,305 miles [8,537.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Rosebud County

About Montana

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.

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Colstrip to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 328.197 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.62 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.087 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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