Montana August 13, 2017
7 Amazing Natural Wonders Hiding In Plain Sight In Montana — No Hiking Required
Here in the Treasure State, you don’t have to go far to see natural beauty. And in some cases, you can see it as soon as you step out of your car. These are a few examples of some of Montana’s natural wonders that are always in plain view.
1. The Rocky Mountain Front
The Rocky Mountain Front is a geologic and ecosystem area that stretches from Alberta through Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. It's visible in plenty of parts of the Treasure State, especially up near the border and in Choteau and Augusta.
2. Giant Springs State Park
All you have to do to enjoy this beautiful state park -which includes the world's shortest river, The Roe - is head to Great Falls and find the parking lot.
3. The Yellowstone River
The Yellowstone is the last free-flowing river in the lower 48 states. There are plenty of places throughout Montana where you can walk right up to it without a hefty hike.
4. Missouri Headwaters State Park
This park, which you'll find in Three Forks, This park encompasses the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers. And while you can hike IN the park, you certainly won't have to hike TO the park.
5. Flathead Lake
You'd be hard-pressed to find a Montanan who hasn't spent time at this beautiful lake. It's one of our most impressive and massive natural wonders, and reaching it is a breeze.
6. Skalkaho Falls
It's rare that a waterfall in Montana doesn't require at least a short hike, but Skalkaho Falls sits right along Skalkaho Pass near Hamilton.
7. Beartooth Mountains
You'd certainly have to hike to explore these majestic mountains, but as far as seeing them goes... they're kind of tough to miss.
You never have to go far to see natural beauty in the Treasure State. In fact,
seven wonders of the world are actually right here in Montana.