Western Montana is a pretty big place. For years, the natural beauty, mountain mystery and character of Glacier Country have attracted adventurers, vacationers, visitors and authors, each coming to explore our wild country, quiet solitude and charming communities.
Hands down, the northern tier of Glacier Country has the most roof racks loaded with bikes, kayaks, skis and canoes, making it a great place to get away and play. Greeting you first is Flathead Lake—the largest natural freshwater lake in the West. Numerous backcountry roads can be found in this region, leading adventurers to wild places like the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, Bob Marshall Wilderness and Glacier National Park. Other area highlights include Lake Koocanusa, Ross Creek Cedar Trail, the Blackfeet Nation, Flathead Indian Reservation, Whitefish Mountain Resort, Kootenai Falls and Libby Dam.
Somehow the southern tier of Western Montana’s Glacier Country has managed to find the perfect balance of history, culture and outdoor recreation. Home to the lush Bitterroot, Clark Fork, Blackfoot, Missoula and Seeley valleys, this region is filled to the brim with gorgeous vistas, high mountain peaks and Montana’s cultural hub—Missoula. Combine all that with thriving small towns, enchanting downtowns, galleries and a flourishing local arts scene and you have something deliciously special. Area highlights include Alberton Gorge, Garnet Ghost Town, National Bison Range, Hiawatha Trail, Travelers’ Rest State Park and The University of Montana.