Montana Road Trip
A Montana road trip is your chance to explore some of the greatest National Parks in the country. Fishing, whitewater rafting, camping, bird watching, and animal watching are all around every twist and turn on the road. Bring your digital camera because you are going to be absolutely amazed in what you see.
National Parks are your perfect opportunity to get out and explore the wilderness and all of the outdoor activities that go along with it. Montana has two of the premier National Parks in the entire country and both of them are among the best spots to see wildlife in its natural habitat. If you have never been to Yellowstone at least once in your life then it is absolutely worth the trip to this park. You can also access the park through Wyoming or Idaho but it ties in quite nicely with a trip to the Glacier.
(P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY, 82190-0168, Phone: 307-344-7381). If you can only visit one National Park in your life then you should visit Yellowstone and spend an entire week at the park. Yellowstone is the first National Park in our country and it's absolutely spectacular. The park actually sits on top of a super-volcanoes and that is why there is all the thermal activity. There are so many scenic waterfalls, mud-pots, and geysers that you'll be absolutely amazed. The wildlife runs wild throughout the park and you are guaranteed to see some amazing animals-bring your camera. One thing I highly recommend is to block out the time and drive the Grand Loop through the park.
Glacier National Park
(PO Box 128, West Glacier, MT 59936, Phone: (406) 888-7806). If you are going to buzz through Glacier National Park then you need to block time out of your schedule and drive the "Going To The Sun Road". This is an extremely windy road that passes from the east to the west side of the park with sheer drops on the side of the road. It is not for the faint of heart but the views are extremely spectacular. If you make the drive then take it slow and just enjoy yourself, this is one of the most rewarding drives in the entire country and well worth the 4-6 hours of time you will invest in the drive. The park has a completely different feel on the two different sides, the east side is much more barren and has the stereotypical rock outcroppings and snow caps while the west side is much more lush and green-check them both out and explore. You'll want to spend 3-4 days in this park to get a true feel for how amazing it really is. Rooms in the hotels and cabins surrounding the park fill up fast so you will need to make reservations in advance. There are over 1000 campsites in the area and are on a first-come, first serve basis. There are over 700 miles of hiking trails, and opportunities for biking, boating, and horseback riding. This is one of the most spectacular parks in the country and you need to check it out.
Metra Park in Billings is the largest event center within the surrounding five states. The grandstands hold 6,500 people and the park is used for horse races, trade shows, concerts, indoor football, livestock shows, etc.
are not overly common in Montana but you can still check out some slamming good times at a handful of country music festivals throughout the state. One pretty fun festival is the Down Pour Festival which is held in Great Falls.
Black Sandy Beach, Lewis and Clark County
Long Beach, Flathead County
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