Montana is home to two national parks—Glacier and Yellowstone—as well as miles of sweeping prairies, glacier-carved peaks, lush forests, cattle ranches, Indian nations and some of the friendliest folks you could ever hope to meet. Our state is divided into six distinct tourism regions, including Glacier Country, Russell Country, Missouri River Country, Gold West Country, Yellowstone Country and Custer Country, with each providing visitor and traveler resources.
Thanks to glacier-carved peaks, wildflower fields and alpine lakes, this region is often considered Montana's finest. But it's the region's other natural features, such as cherry orchards, farmers markets and a splashy arts scene that makes our state's northwest corner so alluring.
This region in Montana has the best of both worlds. Breathtaking mountains rise up from the surrounding prairies giving way to the scenic Missouri River, ample wildlife viewing and unexpected detours that lead to plenty of worthy diversions.
Montana's northeast corner pays homage to the great American roadtrip. This vast region's two-lane highways contain Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge's 1,100,000 acres, the homelands of three American Indian tribes and some of the state's best fishing in Fort Peck Reservoir. Though many argue the main attraction here is the trip itself.
While the mining spirit lives on, today's visitors mine the area not just for colorful history, but also for spectacular scenery and recreational opportunities. The Pintler Scenic Route and Gates of the Mountains are just a few of those getaways.
Take bison, geysers, wolves and grizzlies. Add in four destination ski resorts, world-class fishing, the world's first national park and you'll fully understand why there's no place in the world quite like this region in Montana.
Montana's southeast corner is one of our finest secrets. It's rich with the history of America's last frontier in places such as the Little Bighorn Battlefield, Pompey's Pillar, Makoshika State Park, and the world-famous Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City. But it's the region's friendly locals that will bring you back time and again.