Auto Tour of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

The 25-mile tour barely scratches the surface of the 1.1-million-acre refuge, but the scenery is breathtaking and wildlife viewing is superb. The tour route winds down along the river and then turns north and loops back up to 191. When it’s dry, the roads on the refuge and in the Breaks can usually be traveled by most types of vehicles. The scenery is spectacular and it’s a great trip. However, if rain is in the forecast, stay away. The roads in the Breaks can turn into greasy gumbo and your worst nightmare, in a matter of minutes.