Anaconda Smoke Stack Distance from Fairmont Estates: 9 miles
The old Anaconda Copper Company smelter stack, completed on May 5, 1919, is one of the tallest free-standing brick structures in the world at 585 feet, 1.5 inches. The inside diameter at the bottom is 75 feet and at the top, 60 feet. The stack may be viewed and photographed only from a distance. The site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Lost Creek Distance from Fairmont Estates: 18 miles
These spectacular gray limestone cliffs and pink and white granite formations rise 1,200 feet above the canyon floor a short way outside industrial Anaconda. You're likely to see wildlife in this park and you will enjoy a short hiking trail to Lost Creek Falls cascading over a 50-foot drop to provide one of the most popular spots in the park. Wildlife, especially mountain goats and bighorn sheep, are frequently seen on the cliffs above..
Lewis & Clark Caverns Distance from Fairmont Estates: 48 miles
Montana's first and best-known state park showcases one of the most highly decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest. Naturally air conditioned, these spectacular caves, lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helicitites, date back through time. See the geologic development, the history of early exploration and gain an insight into the delicate ecology of this world without light.
Flathead Lake (pictured) Distance from Fairmont Estates: 197 miles
Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi in the lower 48 states, with over 200 square miles of water and 185 miles of shoreline.