Ranching is the primary economic activity in Cartwright.
From Williston, take US highway 2 west for 3 miles, then US highway 85 south for 19 miles to state highway 200. Cartwright is approximately 14 miles to the west on highway 200.
- Fairview Lift Bridge and Cartwright Tunnel (2 miles west of Cartwright), ☏ . Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge stretches 1,320 feet across the Yellowstone River, and at one time carried both vehicle and rail traffic. The Cartwright Tunnel, 1,458 feet long, is the only tunnel in North Dakota. It was dug by hand in 1912-13 Still structurally sound, the bridge is open as a walking trail.
- Horse Creek School, 1812 Horse Creek Rd., ☏ . Effectively a modern one-room schoolhouse with a single teacher, this rural elementary (K-8) school served ten Cartwright area students at its peak a decade ago. Enrolment is declining; as of the 2013-2014 school year, there were only three or four students left.
- Wilderness Outfitters X-Stream Adventures, ☏ . Hunt whitetail and mule deer where Lewis and Clark once hunted, where the Yellowstone River joins the Missouri River. You can also see coyotes, pheasants, wild turkeys and beaver. Bring a camera.
There are no public accommodations in Cartwright. The nearest are 11 miles to the southwest in Sidney (Montana).
|Routes through Cartwright|
|Sidney ← becomes ←||W E||→ Alexander → Washburn|