The Rocky Mountains run through Montana. The Rocky Mountains are notable for containing the highest peaks in central North America. The range's highest peak is Mount Elbert located in Colorado at 14,440 feet above sea level. Mount Robson in British Columbia, at 12,972 feet, is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. National Parks in the Rocky Mountains include: Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Banff National Park, and more.
Yellowstone National Park
Glacier national park
Glacier National Park, often referred to as the Crown of the Continent, is situated in northern Montana, sharing a border with Canada. It consists of over 1 million acres of land, more than 130 lakes, thousands of species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals.
Going to the Sun Road
This road is the only road that traverses the entire park from east to west, spanning 50 miles. It is the only road that winds through the Continental Divide and goes through Logan Pass at an elevation of 6,646 feet.
glacier national park
Lake McDonald is the largest lake in Glacier National Park, stretching 10 miles long, a mile wide, and 472 feet deep. Since the lake lacks many nutrients, it is not considered a prime fishing location, but does contain several species of trout. The lake borders the Going to the Sun Road and wildlife including, mule deer, moose, and bear can be seen regularly on its north shore. There is a lodge and visitor center located on the lake's westernmost side.
Missoula, Montana offers a wide variety of urban, cultural, artistic, historical, and recreational activities. Your airplane will most likely drop you off at the airport in Missoula. From there, the possibilities are endless. You can visit museums, wildlife preserves, the mall, several shops and restaurants, and more. You can rent a car and take a trip to the mountains, or drive through the valley and stop at local shops in the smaller towns.