Nature July 21, 2017
Escape To These 10 Hidden Oases In Montana To Find Peace And Quiet
We know what you’re thinking… isn’t the entire state of Montana a bit of an oasis? Still, even when you live in The Last Best Place, life can get chaotic, and sometimes you just need some peace and quiet in your life. When that happens, these 10 spots offer a restful respite from reality.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Bob Marshall Wilderness
The Bob is vast and wild, just like Montana should be. With a million acres of rocky ridges, alpine meadows and dense forest to explore, you can count on a quiet experience here.
Home to the amazing mercantile and, well, not much else, Polebridge is so remote it doesn't even have electricity. You'll have no choice but to go off the grid here.
3. Boulder Pass, Glacier National Park
Looking for a backpacking adventure? Boulder Pass Trail is 30 miles long, but the breathtaking scenery begins immediately. The trail is ranked as moderate, so if you're a novice, take an expert backpacker with you.
4. The Terry Badlands
Located on the outskirts of the small town of Terry, the badlands are such a beautiful place to enjoy some peace and quiet. Plus, they offer unique scenery you won't find anywhere else in the state.
5. Hyalite Lake
Located near Bozeman, the Hyalite Lake trail takes you through some stunning scenery. The trail is relatively easy, so you'll probably see some other hikers, but you can still find plenty of spots for solitude.
6. Bull River Valley Scenic Drive
We all know that the area around Troy is exceptionally gorgeous. This scenic drive, which is often secluded, offers panoramic views of the Cabinet Mountains.
7. Kintla Lake Campground, Glacier National Park
As Glacier's most remote frontcountry campsite, this place is rarely crowded. Leave your RV at home, pack your tent, water and all necessary supplies, and enjoy lake sunsets like this.
8. Medicine Rocks State Park
This 300-acre park is located near Ekalaka, and it doesn't see as much traffic as some of our other state parks. But it's definitely worth visiting.
9. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
You'll have plenty of room to relax and recharge at the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, which has some of the best views in the state.
10. The East Rosebud Trail
The East Rosebud Trail to Elk Lake is called the Beaten Path, but you'll definitely feel like you've gone way off the beaten path. It's located near the tiny town of Roscoe, and the 6.7 miles is fairly easy to navigate.
Montana is full of amazing places to get away from it all. For some rest and rejuvenation at a secluded lodge,
book a stay at the Dreamcatcher.