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Discover Western Montana’s Grizzly Bears

Western Montana is home to concentrated populations of the grizzly bear, characterized by a distinctive hump on its shoulders, as well as powerful forearms for digging. Typically, a grizzly's coat is dark brown, but it can vary from very light cream to black. Grizzly bear males weigh an average of 400 to 700+ pounds and may even stand at 8 feet tall. In spite of their massive size, grizzlies can run at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Sows, female bears, are very protective of their young. If you see a cub on a trail or out hiking, you can be sure its mama is close and should use great care. Do not come between a cub and its mother, as you will be perceived as threatening the cub. Grizzly bears usually live on a diet of berries, insects, grass and mammals. For more, visit Montana Field Guide. Read about bear safety here.

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Sled the best of the West in the unreal landscapes and premier small towns between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Plan ahead, play it safe and tread lightly.

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