Tashtagol is a monocity that stands for one industry being the main taxpayer and jobs source. This industry is iron-mining.
Tashtagol is the terminus of the Western-Siberian Railway. Getting here is possible by train from Kemerovo or elektrichka from Novokuznetsk. The city is connected with the neighboring Altai Republic by road which goes to Gorno-Altaysk.
- Museum of Ethnography and Nature of Gornaya Shoriya. Address: 4, '8 Marta' st.
- Mountain ski base 'Boulanger', 4km west from the city center. Length 1100m, level 296m. A hotel.