Nature November 06, 2017
11 Unimaginably Beautiful Places In Montana That You Must See Before You Die
If you’re lucky enough to call the Treasure State home, you already know it’s full of gems. And while it’s impossible to see everything, there are some spots in this state that simply shouldn’t be missed. These are 11 of them.
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1. Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park's largest lake is also one of the most visually stunning. Catching a sunrise or a sunset there is life-changing.
2. Gates of the Mountains
The Gates of the Mountains Wilderness is located near Helena, and the beautiful canyon once impressed Lewis & Clark on their journey. It will impress you too.
3. Kootenai Falls
Located in between Libby and Troy, Kootenai Falls is the largest undammed waterfall in Montana. Not only is it beautiful, but you get to cross a swinging bridge with great views to reach it.
4. Missoula's "M" Trail
The city and landscape views from this 1.2 mile trail are incredible. Make the hike at least once in your life.
5. Bighorn Canyon
The looming walls of Bighorn Canyon look like they could have been imported straight from Arizona or Utah. But this gem in Southeast Montana is ours, and we're lucky to have it.
6. The Whitefish Range
Whether you're into snow sports or not, you'll be blown away by the views from Whitefish Mountain Resort. This range is one of the most photo-worthy parts of Montana.
7. Logan Pass, Glacier National Park
Logan Pass is the highest elevation reachable by car in Glacier National Park. It's full of wildlife, amazing views, hiking trails, and depending on the season, wildflowers.
8. Makoshika State Park, Glendive
This prehistoric park is so remote that some Montanans have no idea it even exists. Not only does it exist, it happens to be our largest state park, and it's beautiful.
9. Palisade Falls, Bozeman
Believe it or not, the best time to see this majestic waterfall is actually in winter. It's much less crowded, and sometimes the water freezes and looks beautiful.
10. Wild Goose Island Viewpoint, St. Mary Lake, Glacier National Park
The Wild Goose Island Viewpoint is the spot on Going-to-the-Sun Road where you can take a peek at the tiny Wild Goose Island on St. Mary Lake. This view has been published in countless travel articles and books, but every Montanan should see it in person... it's even better.
11. Flathead Lake
Known for its icy clear-blue water, Flathead Lake is a total treasure. It's no wonder this is one of the most popular vacation destinations for Montanans.
Montana is definitely the most beautiful state.
Here’s all the proof you need of that.