Category: Montana

The Official Western Montana Travel & Tourism Blog

Glacier Country’s Garnet Ghost Town

When we refer to Montana by its nickname “The Treasure State,” we’re usually thinking of all the beauty and wonder that makes this place extraordinary—stunning landscapes, charming small towns, and world-class recreation. But Montana has been a place of rich mineral reserves, and, in 1852, gold was discovered here. This revelation not only led to Montana’s nickname, but to an immediate boom in mining, which became an economic stronghold in the region.

June 10, 2024

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Splurge Stays in Western Montana

If you’re looking to indulge in a luxurious stay among the stunning landscapes of Western Montana, Glacier Country offers an array of splurge-worthy accommodations. From serene mountain retreats to elegant lakeside lodges, here are some top picks for an unforgettable “splurge-stay” experience. BITTERROOT VALLEY TRIPLE CREEK RANCH, DARBY Situated in the picturesque Bitterroot Valley, Triple […]

June 3, 2024

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Glacier National Park Without A Vehicle Reservation

If you plan to visit Glacier National Park this summer, you’ve hopefully heard of the vehicle reservation required to enter parts of the park from May 24 through September 8, 2024. If not—don’t panic. This blog will provide you with options to enter the park without a vehicle reservation. First, it’s important to note that […]

May 27, 2024

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Guided Summer Activities in Western Montana

With more than 22,000 square miles, there’s a lot of ground—and water—to cover in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Our advice? Go with a guide. A guided tour ensures a more memorable adventure, regardless of your experience level. That’s why we recommend leaving everything to the experts—the professional, friendly guides in Glacier Country are ready to lead the […]

May 20, 2024

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The Top 10 Things to Do Near Glacier National Park

We all know that Montana’s Glacier National Park is amazing. It just is. I mean, does it get much better than 1 million acres of glacial-carved terrain, the epic Going-to-the-Sun Road and the feeling you get just being in Glacier National Park? Maybe not. But I’m here to tell you, it gets pretty darn close.

May 13, 2024

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Wildflower Season in Western Montana

Here’s a little something you may not know about us. In Western Montana, one of our best features is the wonder of our wildflower blooms. Just when you thought we couldn’t be any more jaw-dropping, these miniature miracles of nature brave cold nights and dramatic spring weather to sprout their way up into Montana’s landscape in a striking display of beauty. During our heavenly warm season, our mountain woodlands, prairie grasslands, foothills and alpine meadows are sprinkled with the splendor of nature’s loveliest and most colorful artwork. Montana’s rich flora thrives in several different ecosystems, drawing wildflower aficionados, visitors and locals alike on a quest for the carpet of color or the elusive stem hidden high on an alpine ridgeline.

May 6, 2024

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Big Water Means Big Adventure in Western Montana

Western Montana’s rivers are among our most treasured natural assets, and these pristine waterways offer endless adventures. From fly-fishing and canoe floats to whitewater thrills, there’s an experience for every water enthusiast. As winter melts away and the rivers swell with snowmelt, both locals and visitors are drawn to the promise of peak-season rafting. Whether […]

April 29, 2024

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Celebrate Earth Day in Western Montana

While we believe that every day is Earth Day around here, this special day is the time to show our planet some extra love and appreciation. In Western Montana’s Glacier Country, we’re gearing up for a week of Earth Day celebrations dedicated to treasuring this place we call home. EARTH DAY EDUCATION Expand your eco-consciousness […]

April 15, 2024

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Discover Western Montana Spring Hiking + Biking Trails

Spring has sprung in the heart of Western Montana’s Glacier Country, and the trails are calling us out for hiking and biking adventures—an ideal way to get out and see the region. Check out our expansive networks of trails, whether on foot or bike, and discover routes tailored to every level of adventure and ability. […]

April 8, 2024

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Spring Events in Western Montana

Spring is in the air—the fresh mountain air—here in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Each year spring is full of activities and events that bring our communities together, outside and in, for some Western Montana fun. From farmers markets to rodeos, international film festivals to outdoor concerts in the park, our events calendar is full. SPRING EVENTS Plan your […]

April 1, 2024

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Glacier Country’s Garnet Ghost Town

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Splurge Stays in Western Montana

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Glacier National Park Without A Vehicle Reservation

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Guided Summer Activities in Western Montana

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