Montana Regions Glacier National Park & Western Montana

Montana Regions

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Montana: Big Sky Country

Montana Region Map

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.

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Glacier Country

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.

Phone: 1.800.338.5072

Central Montana

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.

Phone: 1.800.527.5348

Missouri River Country

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.

Phone: 1.800.653.1319

Southeast Montana

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.

Phone: 1.800.879.1159

Yellowstone Country

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.

Phone: 1.800.736.5276

Southwest 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.

Phone: 1.800.879.1159


Montana Regions and Regional Travel Information

Western Montana's Glacier Country

News from Glacier National Park: Currently 12.5 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

Bird Woman Falls

An icon in Glacier National Park, Bird Woman Falls is a glistening 492-foot-high waterfall that cascades down the side of Mt. Oberlin. From West Glacier, travel the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Bird Woman Falls Overlook, located on the west side of the Continental Divide.

Trail of the Cedars

This short boardwalk trail (ADA accessible) takes visitors through an old growth cedar forest. It’s also the beginning of the Avalanche Lake Trail (just over two miles long) that leads to Avalanche Lake—one of the most popular day hikes in Glacier National Park. Trail of the Cedars is located about five and a half miles north of Lake McDonald Lodge.

Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road

If your time in Glacier National Park is limited, one must-see attraction is the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This 50-mile long road takes travelers between St. Mary and West Glacier through the heart of the park, crossing the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. There are numerous pullouts along the road, ideal for taking photographs and enjoying the scenery.

See a Glacier

As you’re traveling the Going-to-the-Sun Road, pull over at Jackson Glacier Overlook (located east of Logan Pass). The overlook offers the best opportunity to see a glacier from the road.

Many Glacier Valley

Home to incredible mountains, active glaciers, abundant wildlife and miles of hiking trails, Many Glacier is located in the northeast section of Glacier National Park. Trails leave from this valley in numerous directions, with popular hiking destinations including Iceberg Lake, Grinnell Lake and Ptarmigan Tunnel.

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