A Montana Day Trip: Missoula to Polson

Yesterday was one for the record books in Big Sky Country. While it’s early March here in Montana’s Glacier Country, it was one of the most stunning days I’ve spent exploring in a long time.

A spring-like peek at The Wilma in downtown Missoula.

A spring-like peek at The Wilma in downtown Missoula.

Because it was such a beautiful day, a girlfriend and I hit the road from Missoula to Polson. While this 70-mile-long road trip typically takes just over an hour, it took us THREE HOURS. And to be honest,¬†it was worth every minute.¬†Here’s a peek at the scenery that made us slow down, pull over and take in this incredible place that we call Montana.

Our first stop: Z5 Guest Ranch in Arlee.

Our first stop: Z5 Guest Ranch in Arlee.

Stop two: this view of the Mission Mountains from the top of Ravalli Hill.

Stop two: this view of the Mission Mountains from the top of Ravalli Hill.

Up next: my favorite dining room view in all of Montana at Ninepipes Lodge.

Up next: my favorite dining room view in all of Montana at Ninepipes Lodge in Charlo.

Hello, Ninepipes Wildlife Refuge.

Hello, Ninepipes National Wildlife Refuge.

Pro Montana tip: if you see a backroad, take it.

Pro tip: if you see a backroad, take it.

A sure sign of spring in Montana: baby cows (also known as calves).

A sure sign of spring in Montana: baby cows (also known as calves).

Q: Am I the only one who wants to know what this barn has seen? A: _______

Question: Am I the only one who wants to know what this barn has seen?

The final stop: Polson and the view of Flathead Lake.

The final stop: Polson and this view of Flathead Lake.

Needless to say, it was a good day.

xo,
TT

2 thoughts on “A Montana Day Trip: Missoula to Polson

  1. jack thomson

    im coming to glacier country in AUGUST SEPTEMBER Tto do the going to the sun road will definetly be touring around j thomson

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