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The Bozeman Trail, Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
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The Bozeman Trail has played a key role in the early history of both Montana and Wyoming.  Some of the events that occurred while this 500-mile-long trail was in its …

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Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
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Montana’s independent non-profit institution the Museum of the Rockies (MOR) is located in Bozeman, and it also functions as a college-level division of the Montana State University. On top of …

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Beaverhead County Museum, Dillon

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
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Beaverhead County is located in Montana’s southwestern region. The Continental Divide helps form a large proportion of the boundary of what is the state’s largest county–and most of the terrain …

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Logan Pass, Glacier National Park

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
logan pass a guide

Logan Pass is located in Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana. Sitting at 6,646 feet above sea level, this section of the national park was traditionally considered one of the …

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The Beaverhead River, Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
the beaverhead river a guide

The Beaverhead River in Montana starts out at Clark Canyon Dam, near Dillon, Montana, and flows for 80 miles to its eventual confluence. From the dam to Three Forks, where …

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Lochsa River, Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
lochsa river, montana

The Lochsa River (pronounced ‘Lock-Saw’) starts out its journey up in the Bitterroot Mountains in Idaho, near the Powell Ranger Station and deep in the wilderness of the Clearwater National …

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The Continental Divide – A Complete Guide

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
the continental divide a guide

This stretch of the Continental Divide that runs through Montana adding its distinctive touch to the landscape is part of a greater hemispheric divide running all the way from northern …

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The Gallatin River – A Complete Guide

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023

The Gallatin River emerges at Gallatin Lake up in Yellowstone Park’s Gallatin Range, and from this point to its confluence with the Missouri River at Three Forks it flows more …

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The Yellowstone River: A Complete Guide

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
the yellowstone river a guide

The Yellowstone River in Montana begins its journey through the state in the Absaroka Mountain Range where it enters Yellowstone National Park and starts to wind its way through the …

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The 10 Best Rodeos in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: June 7th, 2023
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Big Sky Country is known for its love of old-west culture from cowboys and music to hospitality and fashion, Montana loves to celebrate its roots.  It is no surprise that …

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10 Best School Districts in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
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Montana features heavily on many listings for scenic and geographically impressive states due to its snow-capped peaks, trails, lakes, and diverse range of wildlife. But how does the Big Sky …

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The 10 Best Parks in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
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When anyone mentions the word park in the same sentence as Montana, it’s usually in relation to the ‘Big Sky’ state’s vast and impressive national or even state park regions. …

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The Best Trout Fishing in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
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Montana is famous for stunning natural terrain and landscapes, and fishing is usually associated with such geographical features. This is especially the case with trout fishing, which is one of …

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10 Best Small Towns in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
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Trying to find the best small town in Montana is akin to trying to pinpoint the best stretch of scenery. Either way, you are spoiled for choice! Small-town living is …

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The Best Motorcycle Rides in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
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Montana is well-known for being the place where picturesque landscapes run far and wide. From the rugged mountain terrain of the Rockies in the western regions of the state to …

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The Best Horseback Riding in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
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Montana is well-known as one of the historic regions of the Old West, and one of the most commonly-associated images with that period is of course the horse. And for …

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Best Places To Raise A Family In Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
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For anyone considering raising a family in Montana, the news is good. By that, we mean that there is no shortage of family-friendly towns in Montana. The vast expanse of …

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Where To Stay In Bigfork, Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 27th, 2023
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Nestled in the northeastern corner of the largest freshwater lake this side of the Mississippi – Flathead Lake – the tranquil Bigfork Bay is the setting for one of the …

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The Best Montana ATV Trails

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
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10 Best ATV Trails in Montana Ashley Lake Trail • This is a 7-mile long trail located just above Ashley Lake and is very popular throughout the summertime. It is …

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Skiing in Glacier National Park

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
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Montana’s Glacier National Park certainly delivers on outdoor excitement of various descriptions. But when wintertime arrives, locals and visitors alike switch from hiking boots and mountain bikes to skis and …

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The Best Zip-Lining in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
zip-lining in montana

Montana is a true haven for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts, from hikers and explorers to mountain bikers and skiers. It’s also a great place for adrenaline junkies looking to …

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The Best Montana Casinos

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
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Considering that Montana has one of the most spread-out population densities in the U.S., it may come as a surprise to find that Casinos are a big thing in this …

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The 8 Cheapest Places to Live in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
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Montana, also known as Big Sky Country, has a well-deserved reputation as an outdoor adventurer’s dream. Because of it, the state is home to some must-see attractions like Glacier National …

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Beautiful National Parks in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
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Montana is well-known for being a state with wide-open, vast, natural landscapes. The terrain of the region is also quite diverse, whether it is the Rocky Mountain backdrops or the …

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The Smallest Towns in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
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Even though the state of Montana is anything but small, it is dotted with way more towns than big cities. And some of these towns are small. In fact, some …

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The 10 Best Rivers in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
rivers in montana

Montana is quite often referred to as a “Mountain State.” And it’s true that as well as having some of the world’s most famous mountain ranges, Montana is not that …

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The 10 Best Lakes in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
Lakes in Montana Map

Montana is renowned for its many natural and impressive water features. From huge glacier-carved bodies of water to rivers, reservoirs, and waterfalls, some of the best lakes in Montana are …

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The Best Views in Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
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Montana is otherwise known as Big Sky Country and with good reason. It has a landscape that is as diverse as it is rugged, encompassing everything from vast mountain ranges …

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The 10 Best Glacier National Park Tours

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
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Montana has its fair share of impressive scenery and landscape by way of its national parks. Glacier National Park is one such region that allows you to escape into the …

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The 10 Best Hotels in Helena, Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
the best hotels in helena

Helena is the small but vibrant capital of Montana, with roots going back to the gold rush of the 1800s. Today the city is an intriguing combination of the Old …

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The 10 Best Hotels in Bigfork, Montana

Mark Barnett
Last Updated: February 28th, 2023
hotels in bigfork

Bigfork is a scenic little Montana town with a number of things that make it worth visiting. Like anywhere in Montana it is ideal for outdoor types and nature lovers, …

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