Megan and Scott horseback riding at Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky Montana


Blue skies, open land, and the Rocky Mountains

As the fourth largest state in the United States, Montana is truly a state for those looking to escape to wide open lands and beautiful scenery. To the east you'll have miles of flat lands that melt into blue skies (hence the nickname. Big Sky Country) and to the west you'll have the incredible Rocky Mountains.

Spread amongst its six regions, you'll find something stunning whether it's Glacier National Park in Glacier Country or the gateway to Yellowstone National Park down south in Yellowstone Country. We recommend doing a road trip to try and see as much as you can.

There's definitely more we'd love to do in Montana on a return trip to enjoy the incredible scenery even more! Whether it's following the Lewis and Clark trail, going back to Glacier in warmer weather, stay at a dude ranch, or trying one of the many water sports available here, we have a lot on our list.


When to Visit: It's best to visit Montana in the summer season or the shoulder season on either side, especially if you want to visit Glacier National Park. Around the end of September, they start closing roads as it becomes too dangerous to visit.

Language: English

Currency: The dollar (USD). (1 USD = ~.9 EUR or ~.75 GBP OR ~1.25 CAD)

Card-Friendly? Montana is fairly card friendly. We recommend having cash on hand just in case, especially for more rural areas.

Getting Around: You'll definitely need a car regardless of where you go in Montana.

Safety: Over all, we found the state to be quite safe, though it's always a good idea to practice normal travel safety precautions wherever you go.


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