Montana Vacation
Hot Spots

Popular Montana Vacation Hot Spots

Looking at one of the Montana vacation hot spots
for your next get-away?

The following destinations are some of the
best Montana family vacations in the state.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is the world’s first national park, and attracts more than 2 million visitors each year.

The park is located in the tri-state area of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho, and offers an abundance of beautiful scenery, recreational opportunities, and wildlife viewing for all ages.

Yellowstone Park has a variety of lodging accommodations, including several lodges, cabins, and hotels, plus dozens of campgrounds.

There are 9 visitor centers throughout the park, and the majority of trails near major attractions are handicapped-accessible.

The Park’s many attractions include rivers, lakes, waterfalls, mountains, canyons, and geothermal geysers (including the famous Old Faithful Geyser).

There is also an abundance of wildlife, including many threatened and endangered species.

To truly experience the beauty of this place, plan to spend 2-4 days exploring different destinations, or create a mini-trip based on just a few locations.

There are many other popular destinations near the Park. Some of the most popular include:

  • Chico Hot Springs
  • Bozeman, Montana
  • Museum of the Rockies
  • Big Sky Moonlight Basin Ski Resort

Glacier Park

Glacier National Park is a rugged, high altitude park, consisting of glacier-carved mountain peaks and meadows. This breath-taking park is located in northwestern Montana.

The Park’s attractions include pristine lakes, forests, waterfalls, glaciers, and spectacular wildlife viewing.

Hiking In Glacier

Recreation abounds in Glacier Park. Popular activities include hiking, biking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and touring the famed Going to the Sun Road.

Popular destinations near Glacier National Park include:

  • Apgar Village
  • West Glacier
  • Essex & the Izaak Walton Inn
  • Walton Goat Lick
  • Going To The Sun Road
  • Marias Pass
  • East Glacier
  • St Mary Lake
  • Bob Marshall Wilderness

Flathead Valley & Flathead Lake

The Flathead Valley is located in northwestern Montana. The Valley offers a multitude of recreational and site-seeing activities.

The Flathead Valley offers many sites for golf enthusiasts, as well as hiking, fishing, camping, and site-seeing opportunities.

Beautiful Flathead Lake is located just south of Kalispell. The 28 mile-long lake was carved by ancient glaciers, and is the largest natural, fresh-water lake west of the Mississippi River.

Flathead Lake is an incredible area to plan a family get-away. Popular recreational activities include fishing, boating, waterskiing, and jet-skiing.

Flathead Lake offers several lodging opportunities, including state park campsites, vacation rentals, private lodges, and community motels.

Flathead Lake is also home to dozens of Flathead Cherry farms.

Montana Ski Resorts

Montana Skiing

Western Montana is home to more than a dozen ski areas, many of which have top-rate resort lodging and dining accommodations.

Visit the Montana Ski Resorts page for more information.

Planning Your Montana Vacation Hot Spots

Many of the Montana Vacation Hot Spots are primarily seasonal destinations. National Parks close many roads and attractions during the winter months, and lodging facilities are often pre-booked early in the season. Make sure you get the most out of your Montana vacation by thoroughly researching your planned destination and activities.

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