10 Views of Montana Locals Would Rather Keep to Themselves

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by Katie Scott Aiton Apr 21, 2015

The backcountry of Montana has a terrain like nowhere else in the world. Its mountains fall into rolling ranch lands, which themselves are peppered with ice-blue glacier lakes. The state’s name is derived from the Spanish word for mountain, montaña, but it also boasts many unofficial nicknames such as “Big Sky Country,” “Land of the Shining Mountains,” and “The Treasure State.”

Here are 11 views Montana locals would rather keep to themselves.

1. Glacier National Park

By Derek Haller

2. Yellowstone Park

By Juan Pons

3. Mission Mountains

By Derek Haller

4. Clark Fork River

By CDC Photography

5. Lake McDonald

By Jeff Clow

6. Wild Goose Island Viewpoint

By Pete Wongkongkathep

7. Whitetail Deer

By D. Robert Franz

8. Grinnell Lake

By Rob Macklin

9. Glacier National Park

By Zack Clothier

10. Devil’s Canyon

By Aaron Burnett

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