Montana is a beautiful state located in the north of the region known as the Western United States.  Montana has the third-lowest population density in the country and also is the fourth-largest state. One of the popular states for road trips. The state is defined by its diverse terrain ranging from the rocky mountains to the great plains.

Montana is loved by hikers and bikers for its stunning landscape giving endless challenges. The state is home for two national parks: Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is the oldest, one of the largest, and most popular national parks in the United States. The park has more than 10,000 hydrothermal. The four types of thermal features are geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and fumaroles. These unique features of yellowstone attract people around the world.

The best time to visit Yellowstone is from late April to May. These months offer mild weather. Since the park is the most visited national park if you plan to visit Yellowstone, September through early October is the best time to visit when the park has fewer crowds.

Places to Visit Yellowstone National Park

  • Chico Hot Springs
  • Grand Prismatic Spring
  • Lamar Valley
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
  • Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Old Faithful

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is located in northwestern Montana U.S. The park offers endless opportunities for hikers and adventure seekers. The park preserves 1 million acres of glacier-carved peaks, valleys, lakes, streams, and dense forests. The best time to visit Glacier National Park is from late June through mid-September, giving the perfect weather for driving to Sun Road, raft and fishing the rivers, and hiking.

Road trip to Going-to-the-Sun Road is the attractive feature of the park that connects the east and west sides through the middle of the park. The road covers over 50 miles of stunning landscapes, glaciers, and waterfalls. If you love bird watching Glacier National Park is home to 276 species of birds making it the best place for bird watching. The park has plenty of Activities to offer hiking, background camping, road trip, biking, fishing, river camping, and more. 

Places to Visit in Glacier National Park 

  • Going-to-the-Sun Road
  • Logan Pass
  • St. Mary Falls
  • Grinnell Glacier
  • Lake McDonald
  • Avalanche Lake
  • Highline Trail
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