Exploring Montana

Updated 08/11/2020.

Montana is our home base when we’re not traveling the world. This beautiful state offers a world of activities for active travelers of all ages. From expansive landscapes to vast amounts of wildlife, Montana truly delivers a well-rounded nature-lovers paradise.

To help you make the most out of a trip to Montana, we’ve created a Montana Destination Guide filled with our most memorable Montana experiences and those of handpicked guest writers.

Ready to make your trip to the Treasure State happen? Click on over to the Montana Travel Planner. But don’t forget to scroll through these pages to find the best things to do in Montana.

The Best of Montana for Boomer Travelers

Montana Off-the-Beaten-Path

With the exception of Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, almost any Montana destination could be considered off-the-beaten-path. From the wide open plains to the soaring peaks in the Northern Rocky mountains, the experiences won’t be accompanied by crowds of people. Hooray for off-the-beaten-path!

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The Best places to stay in Montana

Montana offers a variety of lodging options for boomer travelers. Whether you’re looking for total luxury or more of a rustic cabin experience, you’ll find just what you’re looking for! We’ve experienced the best the state has to offer, including the ultimate in guest ranch experiences.

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More Articles on Montana

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Hike to Hidden Lake Overlook

Hidden Lake Overlook Trail is a must for Glacier National Park visitors. In a dramatic, open setting that can be windy, hikers are surrounded by alpine wildflower gardens, fragile tundra and the sculpted peaks of Montana‘s Northern Rockies. No wonder it’s one of the most popular hiking trails in Glacier National Park. Prime location is […]

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Visit Little Bighorn on a Montana Road Trip

If you’re roadtripping in Montana, visit Little Bighorn on an exploration of Big Sky Country. It’s a somber lesson on what happens when two cultures collide. Teresa Otto, from The Nomads Daughter, shares her experience visiting Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument plus tips on how to get there. How to visit Little Bighorn on a […]

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Soaking in Luxury at Two Hot Springs Resorts in Montana

We absolutely love the feeling of taking a long weekend to escape to a beautiful resort for some much-needed R&R&R (Rest, Recuperation and Romance). Thankfully these days, there are an infinite amount of luxury lodging that offers a bit of everything. But if you really want to relax surrounded by some stunningly breathtaking nature, exploring […]

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Hiking on the Kottenai Creek Trail in Montana

Hiking Kootenai Creek Trail in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana

If you’re visiting the Bitterroot Valley, hiking Kootenai Creek Trail #53 is a must. This green oasis of a forested hike travels next to Kootenai Creek for a good part of the journey. Alan and I hike this trail as often as we can. It’s one of our favorite things to do in Stevensville, Montana. […]

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Discover off-the-beaten-path Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes: Off-the-beaten-path in Montana’s Bitterroot Mountains

If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path fun in Montana, Twin Lakes in the Bitterroot National Forest certainly qualifies. Twin Lakes sits at 7,200 ft. with fishing, canoeing—no motorized boats allowed—and hiking available, making this a fun day trip or overnight camping getaway. Since Alan and I aren’t backpackers, we appreciate the opportunity to experience day hikes […]

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Hiking on the Kottenai Creek Trail in Montana

Ten Montana summer road trips without the crowds

Visit Montana is sponsoring this look at Montana summer road trips that take you off-the-beaten-path. Are you thinking about a summer trip to Montana? It’s the perfect season to experience the vastness of Big Sky Country. From the western mountains to the eastern plains, summer fun stretches across Montana in an endless series of outdoor […]

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