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    Discover Montana adventures like skiing, hiking, backpacking, and more. Find unique places to stay across the state, and local adventure tours in iconic destinations like Yellowstone National Park.

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    • Browning, Montana

      Backpack the Continental Divide in Glacier NP

      4.0
      33.4 mi / 5257 ft gain
      Park your car at the Two Medicine North Shore Trailhead, and take a National Park Shuttle (if they are running during the season--they stop around Labor Day in September) or set up a private shuttle service to St. Mary and the Red Eagle Trailhead (only ~$10-20 bucks a person).The first day from t...
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    • West Glacier, Montana

      Capture Sunrise or Sunset at Lake McDonald

      5.0
      Lake McDonald doesn't offer the close-up views of glaciers and mountains like some of the other spots in Glacier NP, but it does offer sweeping views of park's west side. The most popular spot to photograph this grand perspective is along the southwest beach and dock. The dock makes the most in...
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    • Livingston, Montana

      Summit Hyalite Peak

      4.9
      15 mi
      Hyalite peak is one of my favorite hikes. Named after the canyon it sits in Hyalite peak as 360 degree views, an offers and escape from the crowds of Hyalite Canyon due to the length of the hike. This 15 mile hike starts at the upper parking lot of hyalite canyon. The trail follows a river nearly...
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    • Glacier County, Montana

      Explore Two Medicine Lake

      5.0
      Two Medicine Lake sits in the southeastern part of Glacier NP away from the more popular Going-to-the-Sun Road. The 2-mile long lake has a 100 site campground that serves visitors on a first-come-first-serve basis; the campground opens mid-April and closes in November. From the main parking area...
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    • Darby, Montana

      Backpack to Little Rock Creek

      9 mi / 1780 ft gain
      Little Rock Creek is one of the Bitterroots' best kept secrets. In late spring, the glacier lilies are in full bloom, and sprinkle the valley floor. At that time of year, there may also be quite a bit of snow on the ground, which will require some bushwhacking to stay on the trail.Little Rock Cre...
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    • Gallatin Gateway, Montana

      Hike to Lava Lake

      5.0
      6 mi / 1600 ft gain
      The 6 mile round trip to Lava Lake is a steady climb that runs beside Cascade Creek through the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. The trail starts at the Gallatin River and continues upward through dense evergreen forest. There are no confusing intersections but is quite rocky and considered to be moderate...
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    • Kalispell, Montana

      Hike to Summit of Mount Aeneas

      4.9
      6 mi / 1700 ft gain
      This hike can easily be overlooked since it is in such a geographically rich area, with Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness so close, but it is absolutely a hidden gem that doesn't get enough attention. Mount Aeneas sits at just over 7,500 feet and from the summit it gives amazi...
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    • Augusta, Montana

      Hike to Cataract Falls

      5.0
      0.5 mi
      Located in the Lewis and Clark National Forest on the Rocky Mountain Front, this hike will give the best bang for your buck -- it's about as easy as they come but still boasts outstanding views. The falls are roaring in the spring with snow melt, tranquil in the summer and fall, and permit some d...
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    • Browning, Montana

      Kayak Saint Mary Lake, Glacier National Park

      Glacier National Park, one of the United States' finest national parks, is home to some of the most spectacular glacially carved lakes in the country. Situated along the famous Going-to-the-Sun (GTTS) road, Saint Mary Lake, the park's second largest lake, offers some of the finest views in the pa...
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    • Wilsall, Montana

      Hike to Sacajawea Peak, MT

      5.0
      5.5 mi / 2000 ft gain
      Gorgeous views of the Hyalite range to the south and an overview of the Bridger range as well. While this peak is a spectacular sight, the trail is used often by hikers as well as their dogs.From Bozeman, head north 16 miles towards Bridger Bowl Ski Area and continue 6 miles to Fairy Lake Road. T...
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    • Roscoe, Montana

      Backpack to Rainbow Lake via the East Rosebud Trail

      3.0
      16 mi / 1600 ft gain
      Also known as "The Beaten Path", the East Rosebud Trail is a highly traveled and well maintained trail with amazing views and a handful of lakes along the route. The trail is ultimately 26 miles long and places you near Cooke City. Rainbow Lake is located 7 miles from the trailhead and is a perfe...
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    • Gallatin Gateway, Montana

      Hike to Golden Trout Lakes

      4.0
      5 mi / 1300 ft gain
      The Golden Trout lakes offer a scenic getaway just out of the Gallatin Valley Canyon. To access the trail head, turn east onto Portal Creek Road #984 and continue southeast for 6.8 miles. The road is in rough condition and is better suited for vehicles with a higher clearance. The trail head is e...
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    • Bozeman, Montana

      Hike Sypes Canyon

      3.0
      4 mi
      Sypes Canyon Trail is a gorgeous hike to a scenic lookout over Bozeman, MT. The trail only lies 20 minutes north of Bozeman and offers the perfect after work exercise. The trail is heavily populated with people and trail conditions fluctuate throughout the year. The trail follows a small creek th...
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    • Glacier County, Montana

      Hike to Scenic Point in Glacier National Park

      5.0
      7.74 mi / 2205 ft gain
      Park at the trailhead and begin the hike. The trail starts out relatively flat until you reach a small waterfall. Then, hike up the switchbacks for about 4 miles while gaining around 2300 feet. From the top, you can see both Upper Two Medicine Lake and Two Medicine Lake. The views are stunning. ...
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    • Browning, Montana

      Grinnell Lake

      5.0
      7.15 mi / 230 ft gain
      The hike to Grinnell Lake begins at the Grinnell Glacier Trailhead, approximately 0.5 miles past Many Glacier Hotel in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park. For folks staying in the hotel, there is an optional trailhead just south of the building. There is also is a boat shuttle for tho...
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    • Charlo, Montana

      Photograph The National Bison Range

      5.0
      The Bison Range is open year round, however, the road is mostly closed in the winter months, so the best times are the spring, summer or fall.The Range was established in 1908 to help preserve a natural population of the nearly extinct animal. Today, between 350-500 bison roam the hills.You will...
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