Montana - Big Sky Country on the Rockies
Montana is one of the least populated states in the western region of the United States. The state name is derived from the Spanish word for mountains. It ensures plenty of wide open space to explore its spectacular, rugged scenery and wildlife. It is well known for its numerous outdoor activities such as an array of winter sports, water sports such as fishing, canoeing, and kayaking, hiking and biking. The Rockies stretch of some 3,000 miles from British Columbia and Alberta in Canada through Montana forming the continental divide known as the backbone of North America.
Montana is the perfect place from which to explore Yellowstone National Park and get an experience of the world first magnificent National Park. Explore forests, mountains and lakes to watch wildlife and hundreds of animal species including wolves, bears, bison, antelope and more. For the enjoyment of the tourists, there is a history to discover that led to the conservation of our national treasure.
Tourist Attractions of Montana
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is a paradise with 700 miles of hiking and biking trails for those people, who like outdoor activities. It is easily accessible by car and crossed by the mountainous going-to-the –Sun road. As you travel on the going-to-the-sun road, one can have glances of Jackson Glacier, hike to 100-foot Virginia Falls through numerous pullouts. The park has almost all native plants and animal species. Grizzly bears, moose and mountain goats and much more. There are rare species of wolverines and Canadian lynxes inhabit the park.
The Saint Mary Lake
The Saint Mary Lake offers a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities such as mule deer, both grizzly and black bears. In summer, wildflower such as Indian paintbrush and lapin magnify the hillsides attraction and, in the fall, the hillside rupture with yellow and orange flowers. Museum of the Rockies is one of the world’s finest research and history museums and is renowned for the display of dinosaur fossils including skeletons and realistic models of various species in the State. Other highlights include pioneer and western art exhibits, displays of plain Indian artifacts and much more.
Big Sky is the home to the biggest skiing in America with over 5,800 acres of skiable terrain spread across four mountains. Big Sky offers the wet and wild whitewater experience, backcountry hikes, blue ribbon trout streams and serpentine wildlife and much more. It offers lots of adventure and entertainment options according to the individual and groups, from families to business and romantic getaways.
Helena is the State Capital, originally known as last chance is one of the most attractive state capitols in the US. It reflects the Greek Renaissance style of architecture; the building is topped with a copper dome and has a number of important murals featuring themes of Montana’s past. The C.M. Russell Museum Complex, the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, World Museum of Mining in Butte, the Moss Mansion, the Western Heritage Center and every year recreational opportunities of the Rockies draw much more tourists from all over the world in Montana.