Add This Scenic Drive To Your Montana Bucket List Right Away
Typically, by mid-October, much of Montana has already seen its first snowfall. But if you get that traveling jones before the winter weather really gets in the way, you can get a jump on any winter cabin fever by going on one final scenic drive of the season. And the almost 400-mile Montana Scenic Loop is a perfect choice for your journey.
Montana’s scenic loop is a beautiful drive. It takes about seven hours from beginning to end, so you may want to allow a full weekend for it so you can explore. Be sure to pack all the road trip essentials and snacks for your journey. Got the bug now? Here are some other beautiful scenic byways in the Treasure State.
Which do you think are the best drives in Montana overall? How about which you consider to be the best scenic drives in Montana? We’d love to read about your experiences in the comments section below!
If you’d like to explore hikes around any of these scenic drives you can find some great trails by going to the overall AllTrails website.
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More Fun In Montana
Where can we find small towns in Montana?
- Fort Benton is the Birthplace of Montana and home to the Bridge to Nowhere as well as numerous museums.
- Philipsburg is a popular former 19th-century mining town with great hikes nearby.
- Choteau has maintained a great deal of its historic French roots and offers a wide array of great shopping, dining establishments, and inviting accommodations.
Read on to learn more about some of the many other charming small towns in Montana.
Where can we find the best steakhouses in Montana?
- The McAllister Inn, located in its namesake town of McAllister, serves elegant steaks, burgers and occasional prime rib specials.
- The Land of Magic in Logan serves up great steaks and other fare in an old-fashioned log building.
- The Mint Cafe and Bar in Belgrade is an upscale, circa-1904 steakhouse and one of the best in the state.
Read on to learn more about some of the many other delicious steakhouses in Montana.
Where can we find short hiking trails in Montana?
- The Sacagawea Peak Trail near Bozeman is short but does have some steep inclines and switchbacks.
- The Triple Tree Trail in Gallatin National Forest is one of the easiest hikes in Montana and particularly popular during wildflower season.
- The Redrock Falls Trail in Glacier National Park is a 3.5-mile hike and features a waterfall along the way.
Read on to learn more about some of the many other short hiking trails in Montana.