Montana

Explore Montana:

Referred to as “Big Sky County,” Montana is America’s fourth largest state. With one million residents and more wildlife than people, Montana gives new meaning to the phrase “wide, open spaces.” Two national parks anchor Montana – wild Glacier to the north, stretching up to the Canadian border, and Yellowstone to the south.

From the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains with its pristine alpine lakes and meadows, to the rolling plains and dramatic badlands in the east, Montana offers endless opportunities to explore its stunning scenery, awe-inspiring wildlife and rich cultural heritage.

Montana is a wonderful mix of untamed wilderness and ranchland. Travelling the scenic byways, you will find friendly charming and historic towns many of which hold their own rodeo, country fairs or festival. The winding 68-mile Beartooth Highway extends from the quaint mountain town of Red Lodge into Yellowstone National Park and is a spectacular drive through a land of glaciers and high alpine lakes. As one of the All American Roads, it is one of the most beautiful in America.

Montana’s numerous working and guest ranches will show you an authentic Western way of life that still exists today and we have a great selection of ranching holidays to choose from.

There are also summer rodeos throughout the state offering a chance to see traditional ranch activities and traditional Native American ways of life can be experienced at Montana’s Powwows, such as Crow Fair near Billings, or at North American Indian Days in Browning. Montana’s Indian tribes celebrate their heritage with dance, drumming and traditional dress during these family-oriented celebrations.

Montana’s gold rush era is recreated at the lively Victorian gold rush town of Virginia City, just 90 miles from Yellowstone National Park and in Bannack State Park, one of the best-preserved ghost towns in the country, there are over 50 buildings that line Main Street with their historic log and frame structures that take you back in time.

With its rich history and spectacular unspoiled nature, Montana more than lives up to its Last Best Place nickname.

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