The peacefulness of Montana’s splendor is in full display along the Flathead River near the aptly named town of Paradise. Keep an eye out for the fly-by of an American Bald Eagle over the sandbar in the opening scene of this video!

The Flathead River begins its journey in the Canadian Rockies north of Glacier National Park and flows into Montana’s Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. The river continues through the valleys of western Montana and empties into the Clark Fork River near Paradise, Montana.

The iridescent blue-green waters of the Flathead River contains “rock flower,” fine-grained particles of rock. This glacial silt is picked up by the river and its tributaries producing the turquoise color that we see along highway 200 between Dixon and Paradise.

Mother Nature has worked long and hard to create these spectacular scenes, so be sure to stop and appreciate all that western Montana has to offer!

Videographer David Eggebraaten travels all across Montana to document the stunning, one-of-a-kind features found in this great state. Check out his videos of this eerily beautiful ghost town, his Fort Missoula Complex flyover, and the otherworldly ruins of the Canyon Creek Charcoal Kilns!

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