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Directions to the Center


27700 South Valley Road
Lima, MT 59739


From Salt Lake City

  • Take Interstate I-15 North to Montana.
  • Stop to fill up your tank at Dubois (exit 167)—this is your last fuel stop. Also, please call the Taft Nicholson Center office at (406) 276-3320 from Dubois to let us know you are on your way. Cell service will be quickly lost once you return to I-15 N.
  • From I-15 N, exit at Monida (Exit 0). This is the first exit in Montana.
  • Turn right (east).
    *Note the paved road quickly turns into a dirt road. Drive well below the speed limit on this road; there is high risk of flat tires.
  • Stay on this road for 26 miles until you reach the Taft-Nicholson Center, located just past the Red Rocks Lake Wildlife Refuge Headquarters.
    • GPS will lead you well beyond the Center, so please watch for signs for both the Wildlife Refuge and the Taft Nicholson Center. 
  • Pull up in front of the Center office, which is located on your right.
Last Updated: 3/20/24