10 Reasons Montana is the Most Beautiful Mountainous State in America

1. Pebble Shore Lake in Glacier National Park

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This creek is unique in that it is entirely clear due to snow melt. The lake runs transparent for good lengths and the colorful pebbles of different shapes and sizes are scattered on the shore and in the waters. It is a gorgeous display of colors and one of Montana’s clearest and most sought out lakes.

2. Flathead Lake

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Created by Ice Age glaciers Flathead lake is the largest natural lake in western U.S.  It runs almost thirty miles and  although it looks pretty shallow, this gorgeous lake is 300 feet deep!!

3. Sun Road

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The only road that crosses Glacier National Park in Montana is a spectacular 50 mile two-lane highway running east and west. This is one of the most scenic routes in all of America and the view from either side of the road gives its own stunning views. Sun Road passes through almost every type of terrain in the park, from large glacial lakes and cedar forests in the lower valleys to windswept alpine tundra atop Logans pass.

4. Kootenai Falls Swinging Bridge

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This was a place where tribal members communed with spiritual forces and it doesn’t surprise us that Kootenai Falls is one of the largest free-flowing waterfalls in the Northwest. The falls and surrounding area are considered sacred to the Kootenai Indians whose ancestors inhabited the region.

5.Bannack State Park

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Seems like every state has its ghost town and this is the haunting town of Montana. Bannack is a ghost town in Beaverhead County and was founded in 1862 when John White discovered gold on Grasshopper Creek. There are rumors of a crooked town sheriff, stagecoach robberies, vigilante justice and lynchings were the main events throughout this small town. By the 1950’s gold workings had dwindled and most folks left the crooked town.

6. Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

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Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is located in southeastern Jefferson County, Montana. Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park features one of the largest known limestone caverns in the Northwest.

7. National Bison Range

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Established in 1908 to provide a sanctuary for the American bison the National Bison Range is one of the oldest National Wildlife Refuges in the United States. Two scenic roads allow vehicular access to prime viewing areas.

8. Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, if that doesn’t sound exciting to you, we apologize for your lack of adventure.

9. The Boiling River, Yellowstone

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Boiling River Trail is located in the Mammoth Hot Springs area near the north entrance of Yellowstone. An underground discharge of water from a mysterious source beneath, flows ground water at over 100 degrees.

10. Night Skies in Montana ♥

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Montana is known for its night skies. No place in the world can you do better star gazing.

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