Whether it’s a quick scenic tour or the beginning of a vacation, traveling by train is extremely fun. And we just happen to have a few train rides here in the Treasure State that show off our beautiful fall colors. Make time in your schedule for one of these train rides in Montana before winter and see for yourself how incredible our state looks during the fall season.

Have you taken any of these train rides in Montana? Let us know!

Trains play a big role in Montana’s history. To see some of this history, lace up your boots for this Montana hike that takes you right through an abandoned train tunnel.

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Fall Activities In Montana

What are the best fall hikes in Montana?

For lovers of hiking in Montana, there are so many awesome options to get out on the trail in the fall. Here are a couple we recommend:

  • Sluice Boxes Trail in Sluice Boxes State Park is 2.8 miles and you will see so much along this trail. The views of limestone cliffs dotted with trees are made even more gorgeous when fall colors are at their peak. Keep an eye out for secret alcoves!
  • If you are looking for easy hikes in Montana, may we suggest the Ousel Falls Park Trail? Clocking in at 1.6 miles, this trail is pretty doable for almost everybody, but with a breathtaking waterfall and tons of opportunities for leaf peeping, this easy trail certainly isn't short on looks.


Where can I see peak fall foliage in Montana?

If you want to see the best of the changing leaves in Montana, there are a few prime spots that you have to check out. The adorable little city of Fort Benton is an ideal choice for leaf peeping. Officially named one of the 15 prettiest cities in America, it only becomes more beautiful as the leaves change.  We've even put together a Montana Fall foliage road trip for you so you can see every shade at every angle in under ten hours of driving.

What are the best fall day trips in Montana?

Here are some of the best fall day trips in Montana if you are looking for a little daycation:

  • Spot stalactites and stalagmites at the awe-inspiring Lewis and Clark Caverns. This area features over 300 caves! You'll feel as though you've walked into the pages of a fantasy novel as you explore these ancient and beautiful caves. You can only tour in early fall, but this is a great day trip to kick off the season.
  • Explore Phillipsburg, Montana where you can admire the impressive architecture in many gorgeous shades, check out a charming soda fountain from days long past, and even mine for sapphires!

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