Exploring Montana

Updated 06/26/2023.

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.

Looking for the best book on Montana highways, forest roads and recreation? We highly recommend Benchmark Montana Road and Recreation Atlas.

Of course we’ll be adding more amazing places to see in Montana so come back often. Or subscribe to the My Itchy Travel Feet Weekly Broadcast to be the first to know!

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!

Read More >

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.

Read More >

More Articles on Montana

Two sailboats on Flathead Lake with lots of clouds in the sky.

Flathead Lake Lodge Review: A Weekend Getaway for Adults

Are you looking for a guest ranch experience in the Big Sky Country of Montana? What if it’s located on a gorgeous mountain lake? And what if there were activities to satisfy the most active boomer traveler while still leaving plenty of time to soak in the beautiful mountain scenery? Guest contributor Jeanine Consoli and […]

Read More >
Mountain lake with rocky mountain in the background

Hidden Lake Overlook Trail: Hiking in Glacier National Park

When I hiked the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail, I immediately understood why it’s 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 […]

Read More >

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 shares her experience visiting Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. You’ll also appreciate her tips on how to get there. How to visit Little Bighorn on a road […]

Read More >
Image of mountain lodge

Soaking in Luxury at Two Hot Springs Resorts in Montana

If you really want to relax surrounded by some stunningly breathtaking nature, exploring a few hot springs resorts in Montana is the way to go. 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 […]

Read More >
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, a new resident, or an old timer, 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. As Bitterroot Valley residents, Alan and I hike this trail as often as we can. […]

Read More >
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 Bitterroot Valley day trip or overnight camping getaway. Since Alan and I aren’t backpackers, we appreciate the opportunity to experience […]

Read More >

Scratch those itchy travel feet!

Boomer travelers rely on our weekly email newsletter for fresh travel inspiration, tips, and advice. It's free! No spam, unsubscribe anytime.