Summer Glistens in Glacier Country
Expand your view in the pure magic of a Western Montana summer, bookended by lush springtime splendor and vibrant autumn abundance. Here, you'll meet the biggest blue sky you've ever laid eyes on and adventures you didn't know were possible. Glacier Country is a natural beauty of mesmerizing peaks and glistening waters among unspoiled wilderness and charming small towns.
We've got the Crown of the Continent in our corner, plus National Park passes and travel cash to give away. Scenic routes and backroads of discovery wind in and out of rolling landscapes, and one of the most beautiful drives (and springtime bike rides) in the country is right here in Glacier National Park: the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Beyond the park, you'll find endless mountains and valleys to roam, and quite a few ways to play in and on the water. Sail Flathead Lake—the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi—and fly-fish, kayak, paddleboard or raft our rivers and streams. Make a date with history and explore our two American Indian reservations, cultural treasures and museums. Eat, drink and shop your way through our thriving communities, brimming with good food, farmers markets, live music, art galleries, 20+ breweries and eight distilleries. Pitch a tent in our backcountry, cowboy-up at a sprawling ranch or soak at a hot springs resort.
Glacier Country is an adventure for the soul, and it begins with a new perspective. Find yourself in Western Montana.
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Unique, cool, hip...serene, welcoming and replete with natural beauty - what are you looking for in your next vacation? Missoula, Montana has the unparalleled natural beauty and cultural vibrancy to make your experience unforgettable.
Nestled in the Northern Rockies of Montana, surrounded by seven wilderness areas and at the confluence of three rivers, Missoula is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. You can kayak, raft or tube through downtown or take a relaxing hike in 60,000 acres of wilderness minutes from your hotel. Missoula is known for its blue-ribbon trout fishing (made famous by A River Runs Through It) and spectacular natural beauty. The opportunities are limitless.
Missoula is also a regional destination for shopping and dining, with an abundance of shops, restaurants, cafes, and breweries to fit all budgets and palates. Known for its eclectic culture, visitors will find this arts and cultural hub filled with an endless array of entertainment.
Order your free Missoula Visitor Guide online at destinationmissoula.org or stop by our walk-in visitor center located at 101 E Main Street in Downtown Missoula.
The Downtown Missoula Partnership - comprised of the Missoula Downtown Association, the Business Improvement District, and the Missoula Downtown Foundation - work together to promote, support, and enhance the vitality of Downtown Missoula. They produce Downtown events such as Garden City BrewFest, Out to Lunch, Downtown ToNight, and the River City Roots Festival.
Glacier Guides and Montana Raft is an eco-conscious company offering whitewater rafting, scenic floating, hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, equipment sales and rentals, and lodging in and around Glacier National Park. We strive to provide exceptional, interpretive adventures in the Glacier National Park area, while always protecting Glacier's unique ecosystem. Our focus on safety and preservation is unequaled, and is underlined by the fact that Glacier Guides was chosen as the exclusive backpacking guide service in Glacier National Park, by the National Park Service, from 1983 to present. Let our experienced guides show you Glacier's secrets, from its rivers, to its 732 miles of delightful hiking trails. Join a scheduled half, full, or multi-day trip, or let us customize a private Glacier National Park adventure just for you. Visiting us in the spectacular shoulder seasons? Don't miss our interpretive biking tours on the closed-to-vehicle-traffic portions of the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Out here, find yourself miles away from ordinary and smack-dab in the middle of your own Western adventure. Cowboys still ride their horses over the same land that Lewis & Clark explored on their historic journey west. From local steaks to local beer, we remain authentic to the last drop. Steep yourself in history at one of our national historic sites, like The Battle of Little Bighorn and Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Hike in some of the world's most unique and beautiful terrains—such as Makoshika State Park or the Terry Badlands—and have the trail all to yourself. This is the land of giants, after all. Dinosaurs roamed these great plains, and now you can uncover their stories while writing your own. Southeast Montana is the home of big sky, big hospitality and of non-stop exploration.
Southgate Mall is your most convenient Missoula shopping destination. With more than 100 stores and 10,000 brands, you'll find something for everyone in the family and for every occasion. The largest mall in western Montana, Southgate Mall stores offer women's apparel, shoes, kid and teen clothing, jewelry, sporting goods, appliances, electronics, and more. Browse department stores, specialty shops, and boutiques. When you're ready for a break, pick from some of the most popular Missoula dining options, all under the same roof.
In Montana's southwest corner, breathtaking crags pierce the bluest sky you'll ever see. Vast flocks of trumpeter swans splash down on the emerald waters of high mountain lakes. A visit to this remarkable place is more than just a trip: it is a chance to dig deeper. Learn about our storied history at one of our well-preserved ghost towns or battlefields, mountain bike or hike in the quiet solitude of the mountains, meander through the charming local downtown districts, soak in a natural hot spring, or fly fish in our world-class rivers and lakes. Southwest Montana has miles of scenic drives to enjoy or trails to explore, so take it slow and keep your eyes open for discovery. Feel free to dig a little deeper and explore a little further—in a place like this, nothing but big skies and open trails lie ahead.
The Firebrand Hotel brings urban sophistication and service combined with the atmosphere and adventurous style of Montana. The Firebrand's premier location in downtown Whitefish is steps from world-class dining and nightlife with easy access to golfing, skiing, Whitefish Lake and local trails. Hop a car or shuttle and you'll arrive shortly at Glacier National Park.
Accommodation options include 81 deluxe rooms and 5 premium skyline rooms, each offering technologies expected by today's travelers. Restful sleep and privacy are assured with custom beds and sound-dampening materials built into the walls and floors. Each skyline room features an in-room fireplace and body spray shower, and four include a balcony overlooking downtown Whitefish.
The lobby incorporates a bar and lounge offering breakfast, lunch, a small-plates style evening menu, 12 on-tap craft beers, and a selection of wine from around the world.
Spa, concierge and business services, a 24-hour fitness center, parking, automobile and bicycle rentals are available on-site.
Welcome to Montana's Yellowstone Country, where the sublimity of America's first national park spills on for miles beyond park boundaries. Head north and discover cinematic expanses of wild country to hike, bike and backpack, and winding rivers to fish and frolic in. One of the most scenic drives in the U.S.—the Beartooth Highway—lives here, and so does a valley called Paradise, because it is just that.
Epic adventures are made for every season in Yellowstone. Snow seekers find the powder they crave, spring brings peace and renewal, summer vacations are made here, and fall is the time to see Montana in full color.
Enchanting mountain towns are the heart and soul of the region, bursting with personality and honest-to-goodness hospitality. Downtown streets are lined with cafés, coffee shops, food trucks and breweries, plus museums, galleries and theaters. Satisfy your wanderlust and discover the Yellowstone you haven't seen yet.