Montana Off the Beaten Path
Although it’s a bit cliche to say that Montana is full of wide-open spaces where the big blue sky seemingly melts into breathtaking landscape, it’s absolutely true. There are so many incredible places to visit in Montana, but going off the beaten path is really what Montana travel is all about. Take a look at a few of our favorite adventures below. When it’s time to begin planning your trip, head on over to our Montana Travel Planner.
Off-the-Beaten-Path in Montana on the Big Sheep Back Country Byway
Are you looking for a scenic drive to experience Montana’s empty spaces and big skies? Check out our experience Going Off-the-Beaten-Path in Montana on the Big Sheep Back Country Byway.
Traveling Slow in Small Town America
Throughout the year, there’s a festival or celebration happening across small town America and we found a great one in Stevensville, Montana. Click on: Traveling Slow in Small Town America to read more about our experience.
Reliving Gold Rush History at Bannack Ghost Town
To say that Bannack is located in an isolated corner of Montana is an understatement, but a visit to this old gold rush town is certainly worth it. Click on: Reliving Gold Rush History at Bannack Ghost Town to read more about our experience.
Coolidge Ghost Town in Southwest Montana
Standing in a clearing surrounded by falling down buildings, it’s hard to imagine that Coolidge Ghost Town was once a vibrant town. Click on: Coolidge Ghost Town in Southwest Montana to read more about our experience.
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Tips for Visiting Polebridge, Montana
Looking to avoid the typical tourist hotspots in Montana? A trip to Polebridge has jusT about everything for a perfect Montana weekend. Click on: Tips for Visiting Polebridge, Montana to read more about our experience.
Off-the-beaten-path at Twin Lakes
If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path fun in Montana, Twin Lakes in the Bitterroot National Forest certainly qualifies. Click on: Off-the-Beaten-Path at Twin Lakes to read more about our experience.
Painted Rocks by iPhone
On a drive up the West Fork of the Bitterroot River in our Montana backyard, Alan and I arrived for a first visit to Painted Rocks Reservoir State Park at just the right time. Click on: Painted Rocks by iPhone to read more about our experience.
Exploring in our Montana backyard
We found adventure in our Montana backyard while driving Skalkaho Highway on the way to Skalkaho Pass in the Sapphire Mountains. Click on: Exploring in our Montana Backyard to read more about our experience.
The Western Heritage Days Parade
Learn a little Montana history by watching the Western Heritage Days Parade in Stevensville, Montana. Click on: The Western Heritage Days Parade to read more about our experience.
Searching for Paradise in Montana
Stillwater River Valley is one of those places we had to go to after being blown over by its photo in a new car brochure. That’s right: a car brochure. Click on: Searching for Paradise in Montana to read more about our experience.
Discover the “other” side of Glacier National Park
If you’re looking for an “off-the-beaten” path experience away from the summer crowds in Glacier National Park, meet Polebridge, Montana. Click through to find you where to stay, what to do and where to dine in Polebridge.
Secrets of the Montana State Capitol Building
Is there a secret hidden in Driving the Golden Spike painting that hangs in the western arch of the rotunda in Montana’s State Capitol Building? Read about our experience to find out. Click on Secrets of the Montana State Capitol Building.