Montana is Big Sky Country because the mountains and wide-open spaces make the sky seem closer with more intense colors. If you fly to Montana, make sure to reserve a four-wheel drive to explore Glacier National Park, Paradise Valley and the unique rock formations at Makoshika/# and Medicine Rocks State Park.
If wolves and grizzlies stayed out of sight during your trek through these nature parks, drop in at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. The capital city of Helena is midway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. The Little Bighorn Battlefield Monument is located in the Crow Indian Reservation in southwest Montana.
Montana is served by several regional and international airports. These airports are located in Great Falls, Helena, Bozeman, Billings, Sidney-Richland, Glasgow and Malta. The cities are linked by Interstate 90 as the primary east-west route. I-15 is the main north-south highway spanning the Montana-Canada border to Idaho and further south. Public transportation varies throughout the state, so a car rental is recommended for easy travel.
Hints and Tips
Montana is all about the outdoor lifestyle. In winter, the ski resorts along the Gallatin River and in Paradise Valley are prime destinations because of the quality of the powder and the challenging drops. Spring and summer are perfect for hiking, starting at Mount Sentinel.