There’s nothing quite like lacing up your boots and going for a hike in the beautiful Montana wilds. No matter where you’re located in Big Sky Country, you’re sure to be near someplace scenic and worth exploring! And if you time it right, you’ll also catch an incredible sunset. So we put together the following list of trails that lead to stellar spots for enjoying a sunset. These aren’t just some of the most scenic hikes in Montana… they’re some of the best all-around hikes in the state, too!

There’s nothing like a nice hike at sunset to end a beautiful day in Montana, is there? What do you think: are these not the best hikes in Montana to enjoy a sunset? Did we miss any of your favorite scenic spots? Let us know in the comments below! And for more hikes with stunning views in the Treasure State, check out this list.

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What are some of the best waterfall hikes in Montana?

If you're an avid waterfall chaser, you likely know that Montana is a wonderful state for such quests. The Treasure State is, pardon the pun, but a total treasure trove of glorious falls, and we have some seriously scenic trails upon which to find them. We put together this list of the best waterfall hikes in Montana, and it really does feature some of the best all-around trails in the state, to boot. For example, the St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail in Glacier National Park is a bucket-list adventure, featuring the two titular falls on a truly scenic trek. Crow Creek Falls Trail is a 5.6 mile trail that makes for a scenic day hike. The changes in elevation make it moderately challenging in parts, but it's still considered safe for all skill levels. If you're looking for something a bit shorter, the trail to Kootenai Falls is only a mile in total, and it's really more of a "walk" than a "hike." And while the waterfall is certainly impressive, it's not the only highlight on the trek; you'll have to cross a swinging bridge with some impressive views to reach it!

What are some scenic places to visit in Montana?

Montana really does live up to its "Treasure State" nickname, as our state is teeming with natural beauty of all varieties. Some of the places in Montana that best showcase the state's natural beauty include Glacier National Park, Gallatin National Forest, Big Sky, Bigfork, Makoshika State Park, Four Dances Recreation Area, Flathead National Forest, Bitterroot National Forest, Palisade Falls, and Lake Koocanusa.

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