Montana Nature January 14, 2016
These 15 Jaw Dropping Views Of Montana Will Take Your Breath Away
Given its abundance of mountains, rolling hills, wide open spaces and nationally known state parks, Montana certainly has its share of stunning scenery. You could spend months exploring Big Sky Country without seeing all the views it has to offer. These 15 spots are a small sample of the breathtaking beauty of our state.
1. Fairy Lake
Located just outside Bozeman, the Fairy Lake trail is a 1.2-mile loop used for hiking and admiring the views.
2. Wild Goose Island, Glacier National Park
Glacier is the most photographed part of Montana, and there’s something special about this spot at St. Mary Lake.
3. Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park
The largest hot spring in the country is so colorful, it doesn’t even look real.
4. Missoula from the Mount Sentinel “M” Trail
This is the best spot to watch the sun set over the city.
5. Soda Butte, Yellowstone National Park
This large dormant hot springs cone sits next to Soda Butte Creek and is a Montana landmark.
6. Crystal Lake, Lewistown
You can catch plenty of views of this beautiful lake thanks to the hiking trail that winds around it.
7. Grinnell Glacier
The Grinnell Glacier, the heart of Glacier National Park and one of the most photographed spots.
8. Flathead River
Bordering the western boundary of Glacier National Park, the Flathead River delivers water from the Rocky Mountains to the Clark Fork River.
9. Logan Pass, Glacier National Park
The highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Road is an excellent vantage point for viewing wildlife and sunsets.
10. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
It may be the site of a deadly battle from the past, but today it’s full of views of green grass and rolling hills.
11. Burke Park, Bozeman
Climb Peets Hill, located at the north end of this 40-acre park, and you’ll see why Montana is called Big Sky Country.
12. Four Dances Recreational Area
Four Dances Recreational Area offers the best views of Billings.
13. The Mission Mountain Range
The best views of these gorgeous mountains come from the National Bison Range refuge in western Montana.
14. Devil's Overlook, Bighorn Canyon
Southern Montana has plenty of breathtaking views, too.
15. Rock Creen Canyon
The Beartooth Highway is a 68-mile stretch of US Highway 212 and offers some of the most scenic views in the state.
Isn’t Montana gorgeous? Which of these photos is your favorite?