Libby Montana is located in Northwestern Montana where the Cabinet Mountains meet the Kootenai River. Surrounded by the Kootenai National Forest. Libby is 72 miles south of the Canadian border, and 35 miles east of the Idaho border. The Kootenai Indians roamed the Kootenai River valley area for hundreds of years before the first white explorers and trappers visited the area. White trappers and miners came to the area in the late 1800s seeking fur and gold in area streams. The original townsite of Libby was located several miles upstream from the confluence of Libby Creek and the Kootenai River, but was relocated to its present location in 1892 when the railroad built tracks along the Kootenai River joining Idaho with eastern Montana. Libby was named after the daughter of an early settler. Libby became the county seat for Lincoln County in 1909, the county being named after President Abraham Lincoln.
Mileage to other Cities:
Bonners Ferry, ID - 51.48 miles
Calgary, Canada - 320 miles
Denver, Colorado - 1,188 miles
Helena, Montana - 285 miles
Kalispell, Montana - 89 miles
Missoula, Montana - 190 miles
Portland, Oregon - 510 miles
Salt Lake City, Utah - 725 miles
Seattle, Washington - 447 miles
Spokane, Washington - 168 miles
State Highways 37 & 56, and US Hwy 2 all provide access to Libby. During the winter, travelers can call a toll-free telephone number for a daily updated Montana road condition report, 1-800-226-ROAD (1-800-226-7623) or call (406) 444-6339 for road condition and road construction reports. Weather reports for the Libby area can be obtained from the Kalispell office of the National Weather Service, (406) 755-4829.
RV Park / Campground- City, Location, Phone
There are numerous RV Parks and Campgrounds in and around the
Libby area. There's one to fit just about any outdoor enthusiasts needs.
AMTRAK services the Libby area 4 days/week for passengers and freight. Amtrak "Empire Builder" passenger train service parallels US Highway 2 along the Hi-Line in northern Montana. Passenger depot stops, from east to west, are in Libby, Whitefish, Glacier National Park, Browning, Cut Bank, Shelby, Havre, Malta, Glasgow and Wolf Point. Trains run daily, east to west. Amtrak 1-800-USA-RAIL (800-872-7245)
Commercial Flights: The nearest commercial airport to Libby is in Kalispell/Glacier Park International Airport which is serviced by Delta, Horizon, United Express, and has charter service and car rentals. Rental cars are available at each airport.
Libby Airport: The Libby City/County general aviation airport offers charter service, rental aircraft and a flight school. It is located 5 miles south of Libby on the Farm to Market Road. 5136 Farm to Market Rd, 406-293-4947.
Just past the Airport is the Farm to Market Amish store. A great place to shop and look around. They sell log homes and are a fantastic group of people. Don't forget to stop in at the bakery, they make some of the best breads and pastries.