Montana welcomes you and your family to the Big Sky State! Montana features beautiful landscapes, National Parks, crisp clear skies, sparkling rivers and lakes and spectacular hospitality. Montana’s are welcoming with warm smiles and friendly experiences around every bend.
Montana is also called “The Big Sky State.” Montana is a very large state and home to the Great Plains and the the Rocky Mountains. Montana has a variety of landscapes, from the enormous rolling hills of the wheat covered great plains to the Rocky Mountain front with snow covered peaks, crystal clear alpine lakes and rich forests.
The Undiscovered: Explore Your Montana in 2017
From the shear peaks of Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Parks, Western Montana offers mountain wilderness and wildlife like no other. Spend a few nights in West Yellowstone and explore the hot springs, majestic Bison, wild elk herds and hundreds of miles of hiking paths in Yellowstone National Park.
Northwest Montana: Glacier National Park
Known as “The Crown Jewel” of the continent, Glacier National Park features real glaciers, over 700 miles of hiking trails, endless crystal clear mountain lakes, wildlife, camping and new experiences for all ages. From June to September, you can take Going to the Sun road to the top of the Park and walk on real glaciers!
Montana Fishing: Lakes and Blue Ribbon Trout Streams
Montana is host to world class blue ribbon trout streams. Montana also hosts Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes. Flathead lake is located in northwest Montana near Glacier National Park. Fishing in Montana is hands down the best fishing in the lower 48 states. The quality of the fish from cold mountain streams to deep mountain lakes is spectacular for eating or catch-and-release.
Did you know? The name Montana is actually Spanish for mountain.
Montana is Big
Montana is the 4th largest state covering 145,552 square miles. The great plains consists of the eastern two thirds of the state. The western third of the state is has both rolling hills and steep mountains.
Explore Western Montana
Western Montana offers fun for the whole family from ghost towns, antique shopping, candy shoppes, whitewater rafting, sight seeing, fishing and endless hiking trails. Explore Missoula, Montana with trendy shoppes, the University of Montana and beautiful rivers around the town.
Beautiful Southern Montana
The milder climate and open expanses of Southern Montana are great for RV trips, camping and world-class fishing. In the heart of Southern Montana you will find the town of Dillon. With a unique downtown shopping area, railroad museum and classic small-town hospitality, Dillon is a great place to stay, shop and eat.
Eastern Montana has beautiful rolling hills, covered in golden wheat fields. As the wind blows across miles wheat fields, the landscape appears as if a blanket is gently blowing in the wind. The Great Plains of Montana have a light breeze much of the year and some days, a strong constant wind, usually from the south or north. The wind in Browning, Montana has been reported as wild. There have been reports of storm doors whipping open with the wind and flinging the person holding the door handle to the bottom of the porch steps.
Weather in Montana and The Continental Divide
The continental divide runs down the western third of Montana. Precipitation in the forms of snow and rain that falls on the western side of the continental divide flows west, to the Pacific Ocean. Precipitation on the eastern side flows east towards the Mississippi and Missouri River.
Montana Loves Clean Water
Montana is dependent on clean groundwater and surface water for irrigating crops. Montanans respect water and the state’s numerous high quality state waterways are amazing.
Did you know… it takes 17 hours and 29 minutes to drive from Troy Montana deep in the timber forests of the Rocky Mountains to Bainville Montana along the high line of the Great Plains? Distance = 645.8 miles.