Step Out of Bounds in Montana

Explore Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is the center of a vast collection of wilderness and natural wonders known as the Crown of the Continent. No matter how long your visit to Glacier, you’ll wish you could extend it. Check out some of the best moments captured by people who have gone before you.

“I was walking back from a day hike in the high country of Glacier National Park when I took a detour to look for wildlife along the hillside across this lake. As I scanned the hillside with my binoculars I heard a huge splash in front of me. Startled, I dropped my binoculars to find a massive bull moose 50 feet away. The moose had been completely submerged when I first arrived at the lake.” —Ronan Donovan

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Head to Yellowstone National Park

Montana is the gateway to the world’s first national park. Yellowstone is one of the planet’s most unique collections of geography, geothermal activity and wildlife. It’s at the top of most people’s bucket lists for a reason. Get a feel for what’s available and explore the area through the eyes of fellow travelers.

“My first look at Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone from atop the hillside was the first time I saw Yellowstone for what it was: Mother Nature’s canvas. The bold colors, the immense size of the crater, the thick blanket of steam coming off the spring on a cold early morning—all amazing feats of beauty.” —Brad Beck

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Get Off the Beaten Path

Travelers who have explored Montana know that while Glacier and Yellowstone get the glory, the less-traveled areas are where the untold stories of this state begin. Take a look at what others have found beyond the boundaries of our two national parks.

“I’m going to keep coming back here for the rest of my life. It was the second day of my first trip down a 60-mile float on the incredibly scenic Smith River in Central Montana, and I was already planning on returning with my children and future grandchildren. We had already floated past an elk and a black bear meandering along the river, and now the cathedral-like beauty of the canyon had me in awe.” —Austin Cronnelly

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