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#1 Town for Geocaching

HelenaGeoTour_Logo_FullColorHelena, Montana is no novice when it comes to treasure hunts.  In July of 1864, four miners, down on their luck, gave it one “Last Chance” and struck it rich in Helena. The region, named Last Chance Gulch, grew almost overnight, producing an estimated (in today’s dollars) $3.6 billion in gold over a twenty-year period.

Helena Montana Best for Geocaching

Helena is the #1 Small Town in the USA for Geocaching as awarded by Rand McNally and Geocaching.com in their Best of the Road contest.

150 years later, Helena appeals to treasure hunters of a different kind. Helena, Montana is a geocacher’s dream.  DNF, Travel Bugs, TFTC, First to Find, Bug Hotels – we know your lingo and we’ve got you covered.  Helena, Montana has developed a GeoTour that highlights our engaging history, attractions and everything that makes Helena, well, Helena!

Highlighting the best of Helena, the GeoTour brings cachers to thirty-five destinations including Two Camps Vista, where both Lewis & Clark camped along the Missouri River during different parts of their journey West. Others caches will bring geocachers to places like the historic and charming Last Chance Gulch Walking Mall, scenic Mount Helena and the Elkhorn Ghost Town.

Helena has evolved into the region’s geocaching leader and received the title “Best for Geocaching” from Rand McNally’s and geocaching.com’s Best of the Road contest.  Come cache the best in Helena!

Geocaches on the Helena GeoTour are so rewarding that even locals swear they learn new things about their town. As one poster put it: “People have reported that [geocaching here] is fun, hard [with] different terrains.” What else would you expect from a Rocky Mountain town in Big Sky Country?

Judges’ Take from the RandMcNally & Geocaching.com contest:

I was convinced by the words taken directly from the geocaching community: this is an authentically engaging place to geocache. You can feel the historical connection to the gold treasure hunters from long ago while using today’s satellites and smartphone apps. The gorgeous scenery just adds to the adventure!”


Download the 2017 GeoTour Passport

For a Geocaching.com map of the GeoTour click here.Click here to print our grayscale Passport.

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Lodging Discounts/Coupons

Comfort Suites Helena
$135.00 plus tax
1 Night Stay in a King or Double Queen Suite
Complimentary Deluxe Hot Breakfast
Boxed Snacks and water for the day
Geo Tour –“ Stash the Loot Box “
Geo Tour Water Bottle and flashlight

*subject to availability

Hampton Inn Helena
15% for cachers doing the GeoTour and geocaching America’s #1 Geocaching Town!
Available year-round.

Reward yourself with a cache of discounts and deals, along with discovering a wealth of geocaches throughout Helena and the surrounding area. Choose the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Helena Great Northern Hotel as your Geocaching headquarters. With a deluxe breakfast bar every morning, sundry shoppe, pool, 24-hour fitness center, nearby restaurants, and several geocaches within walking distance we have everything you need to make us your base camp for your geocaching adventure! Included are a Helena GeoTour water bottle and flashlight. TFTGNS (that’s geocaching for Thanks For The Good Nights Sleep!) To book a room at 13% off our Best Available Rate please visit www.gnhotelhelena.com and click on the “Discounts & Packages” Tab

Residence Inn by Marriott
15% for cachers doing the GeoTour and geocaching America’s #1 Geocaching Town!

Available year-round.

If you’re looking for a hotel that’s easy on the budget, we’ve got you covered so you can spend more money on your next GPS! The Quality Inn is located near I-15 so all the GeoTour caches will be central to your location. And, we’ve got a speedy WiFi signal so uploading your caches at the of the day will be easier than it was to find the caches. Our geocaching package includes a great rate, geotour water bottle and flashlights. Book here with code RGEO or call the hotel directly at (406) 442-3064

At the Days Inn Helena, our made-to-order breakfast is going to be the great start to your geocaching day. With a couple of caches just a short jaunt from the hotel, you won’t even need your car to do these two caches. Our package includes an excellent rate and a geotour care package with water bottles and flashlights. Make the Days Inn your geocaching headquarters! Must call hotel for package: (406) 442-3280.

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