Discover Montana Rockies
THE MONTANA ROCKIES — The Rocky Mountains in Montana can be found in the western part of the state, and they stretch from the border of Canada to the north on down to the borders of Idaho and Wyoming. There are several different mountain ranges in Montana that are part of the Montana Rockies, yet have their own names.
Summer is the peak season for travel in the Montana Rockies, and winter is also an ideal time to visit if you are looking to enjoy some world-class downhill skiing.
Hiking and wildlife viewing are among the most popular activities that you can enjoy during the warmer months in the Montana Rocky Mountains. On the northwestern side of the state, Glacier National Park is one of the best places to hike and view wildlife. Even if you don't see any animals at Glacier National Park, which is rare, the stunning mountain views are enough to make your trip unforgettable. There are over 700 miles of hiking trails to be found in Glacier National Park, and guided hiking trips can be booked if you're interested. If you are interested in doing some camping as well, some of the guided hiking trips cover more than one day and involve camping. They can often also involve other fun outdoor pursuits, such as horseback riding and white water rafting. Boat tours and bus tours are just some of the other things that can be enjoyed when Glacier National Park is where you go to spend some time in the Montana Rocky Mountains.
Yellowstone National Park is another excellent place to enjoy the Rockies in Montana, especially if you enjoy wildlife viewing. Elk, bison, grizzly bears, and wolves are just some of the animals that roam the park grounds at Yellowstone. Much like Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park is a hiker's dream. The Rocky Mountains in Montana are a hiker's dream from top to bottom, so if you can't make it to one of these glorious national parks, you won't have problems finding trails. You'll find hiking trails and plenty more in the Big Sky resort area, which isn't too far from Yellowstone. Big Sky is one of the top Rocky Mountain ski resorts, regardless of which Rocky Mountain state you're talking about, and if you like to ski or snowboard, it's a fine place to be. It's not the only ski resort or ski area that you'll find in the Rocky Mountains in Montana, however. Up near Whitefish and Kalispell, the Whitefish Mountain Resort does well to deliver an authentic skiing experience, and just outside of Bozeman, the Bridgers Bowl Ski Area is a local favorite
Art flourishes in the Montana Rockies, so when you're not out skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, or enjoying any other number of fun outdoor pursuits, you can always check out the local art. Maybe you'll even take something home with you to remind you of how good life is in the Montana Rocky Mountains.
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