Step out of bounds in Montana


Glacier’s 54-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road climbs 3,000 feet into jagged glacial terrain—offering unbelievable windshield previews. Hike through wildflowers to glaciers, iceberg-strewn lakes and sweeping outlooks.

“As we backpacked over Dawson Pass in Glacier last September, the aspens were just turning gold, and it felt like the mountains embraced us...”
—Rah G., Kokomo, Indiana

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With three of Yellowstone's five entrances, Montana provides year-round access to the Park. Follow meandering boardwalks past bubbling mud pots, spewing geysers and Technicolor hot pools. Then, drive the Lamar Valley, where grizzly bears, bison, antelope, bighorn sheep and elk herds congregate.

“Arriving on the Beartooth Highway is just fantastic; the highway itself is a true engineering feat. And once you’re in Yellowstone, there’s so much variety...”
—Kathleen C., Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Over a third of Montana is covered in national forests, wilderness areas and other public lands. You’ll find places like the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, known for the largest remaining prairie elk herd in the United States.

“Even though we’d never canoed for more than an hour or two, my wife and I decided to take a weeklong river trip along the Missouri River with...”
—Bryan B., Fort Collins, Colorado

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