Montana September 14, 2018
7 Beautiful Montana Locations You Probably Didn’t Know Existed
One of the best parts of living in Montana is having all that Big Sky Country beauty right in your backyard. But no matter how much of the state you explore or how long you live here, it’s impossible to uncover every secret. Here are a few beautiful spots you may not have heard of.
1. Kootenai Creek
Located just north of Stevensville in the Bitterroot Valley, the Kootenai Creek Trail is a secluded oasis. Hike along the peaceful trail to North Kootenai Lake, or just relax creekside.
2. Looking Glass Highway
Looking Glass Highway (Highway 49) connects East Glacier Park to Route 89. While most tourists take more popular route, like Going-to-the-Sun Road, this scenic drive offers stunning views of the Two Medicine Valley and the Blackfeet Nation.
3. Yaak Valley
The Yaak sits nestled in the northwest corner of the state, which means many Montanans don't even know it exists. The humid climate leaves it lush and green, and since only 250 people live in the area, you're guaranteed plenty of peace and quiet.
4. Holland Falls
Located near Condon, the Holland Falls Trail is a pleasant day hike that leads to this stunning waterfall. And at only 3.3 miles in length, it's easy to do in an afternoon.
5. Quake Lake
Quake Lake was created in August of 1959, when an earthquake struck Southwest Montana. The lake is located 24 miles from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park along Highway 287, and despite its strange beginnings, it's a quiet and peaceful place to stop.
6. Gibson Dam
Gibson Dam is located 19 miles northwest of Augusta, and its remote location means it's a mystery to most Montanans. If you love canoeing or rafting in peace, you'll have no problem finding seclusion here.
7. Fort Union Trading Post
Did you know about this little trading post on the Montana - North Dakota Border? Fort Union s a national historic site and was an important fur trading post on the upper Missouri River. It's so well-preserved that walking through it feels like traveling back in time.
Do you have any secret spots in Montana? Head to one of
these hidden gems when you need nature to relax you.