The Bitterroot Valley is a beautiful 96-mile stretch that can be found between the Sapphire and Bitterroot mountain ranges. The valley opens into large plains speckled with historic communities and working ranches. It's also the gateway to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, and a corridor to Yellowstone National Park. Outdoor recreation is abundant throughout the Valley including hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, and skiing. An ideal place for a primary or secondary residence, the Bitterroot Valley is often to referred to as the Banana Belt of Montana for its moderate climate. It is also easily accessible with a private airport in Hamilton and an international airport in nearby Missoula.