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5 Scenic Montana Drives

Updated on November 1, 2010


If you are looking for away to explore Montana Tourism without  having to leave the comfort of  vehicle or perhaps want to RV to some of the  great places across the state, then here are some of the top  scenic drives that Montana has to offer. They vary in length, and some may not be as conducive to RV travel as others, but they are well worth the time it takes to travel them.  So load up, and get ready to see Montana!

  1. Visit the national Parks- There are numerous road trip adventures to be had as you travel the road to and throughout the Glacier a National Park or the Yellowstone National Park. If time is not on your side, then at least take the opportunity to travel the Going to the Sun Road at Glacier National Park.  Along the way you will see a long list of wildlife, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, majestic mountains and many other wonders of Montana!
  2. Travel the route that the famed pair Lewis & Clark took with the guidance of Sacajawea. Along the way be sure to stop at the historic sites, museums and monuments that tell about their journey. Be sure that the National Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls is part of your trip!


  1. The Pioneer Mountain Range offers a stunning trip-especially during the fall or spring- through the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Peaks towering 10,000 feet can be seen as you meander the winding toads.
  2. Also in the Great Falls area is the start of the C. M.  Russell Auto Tour. Travel along U.S. 87 to 25 interpretive sites along the highway. Be sure to have your camera handy as this one of the most beautiful driving routes in the state.
  3. Go on the Quake Lake Tour near West Yellowstone. This is the site of Montana’s largest earthquake (a 7.5 on the Richter scale). The quake actually formed 190 foot deep and 6 mile long Quake Lake. There is an assortment of viewing locations along the trip as well as a Visitors Center.

Montana tourism has many other great attractions to offer guest of every age, but if you are looking for something a little bit different, a road trip is just the thing. So hit the roads of Montana to see some beautiful and photo-worthy locations. Montana’s calling are you going to answer?


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