Nature August 12, 2017
10 Surreal Spots In Montana You Must See Before You Die
You could spend your entire life in Montana and never see all of its natural wonders. But if we had to make a “Top 10” list of spots so magical they’re just too good to be missed, these places would definitely be on it.
See as many of these sights as you can during your time in the Treasure State. As beautiful as these pictures are, nothing tops viewing them in person.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Makoshika State Park
The dinosaur boned-filled badlands of Eastern Montana are incredible, and exploring this park is an unforgettable experience.
2. Triple Divide Pass, Glacier National Park
Every part of Glacier is incredible, but you'll love the views from this trail.
3. Lunch Creek, Glacier National Park
If any landscape says "Welcome to Montana, it's this one." Spend an afternoon by Lunch Creek and you'll want to build a cabin on the shores and stay forever.
4. Hyalite Canyon
Let's be honest - the Bozeman area has some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the state. Hyalite Canyon offers one gorgeous view after another.
5. Rimrocks, Billings
The Rimrocks are geological rimrock sandstone formations that you'll find on the outskirts of Billings. You can see them from several different parks in the city, and they often come with spectacular views.
6. Beartooth Highway
Located at the Montana-Wyoming border, nothing beats this view of the Beartooth Canyon.
7. Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park
Bowman Lake is located in the northwest portion of the park. It's nice and remote, so if you find it, you might be lucky enough to enjoy it alone.
8. Lewis and Clark Caverns
Montana's first state park happens to have one of the most decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest. Step inside and you'll feel like you're in another world.
9. Dickey Creek Valley
Located in the Flathead National Forest near Essex, this peaceful and picturesque place is easily accessible on foot and close to Highway 93.
10. Chinese Wall, Bob Marshall Wilderness
The Chinese Wall is a limestone spine averaging about 1,000 feet tall, stretching for a dozen miles. It takes quite a hike to reach it, so we realize this won't be accessible for all Montanans. But if you can make the trip, the sights are well worth it.
Montana is simply spectacular. Check out these
Treasure State photos that will make you feel like you’re on another planet.