Montana should come with a note from the Surgeon General 'Warning: Montana is addictive, may cause mild euphoria and a slowing of the pulse.' Maybe it's the sky, which seems bigger and bluer here than anywhere else. Maybe it's the air, intoxicatingly crisp, fresh and scented with pine. Maybe it's the way the mountains melt into undulating ranchlands, or the sight of a shaggy grizzly sipping from an ice-blue glacier lake.
Maybe it's the independent frontier spirit, wild and free and oh-so-wonderfully American, that earned Montana its 'live and let live' state motto. Whatever the cause, Montana's the kind of place that remains with you long after you've left its beautiful spaces behind. And some of us never even go home.
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Montana destination guides
Glacier National Park
Few of the world's great natural wonders can emulate the US national park system, and few national parks are as magnificent and pristine as Glacier.
Where to see dinosaurs in the American West
No matter what age you are, from the cute, playful dinosaurs of The Land Before Time, to the truly terrifying killers of Jurassic Park, dinosaurs never get old.
Camping Yosemite & Yellowstone
Imagine a land of lava and geysers, bears and bison, mountains and glaciers—now open your eyes to the possibilities of Yosemite, Yellowstone and Glacier National Park.
The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads
A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an unforgettable motorcycle journey: 1.