Montana: Simply Epic

There’s nothing else like waking up deep in the backcountry, having carried all your gear into camp near a quiet lake or alpine cirque with peaks in every direction.

From alpine tundra to lush valleys, hot springs to waterfalls, Montana has some of the most amazing terrain in the world. Below you’ll find articles, narratives, and picks on places to eat, drink, and play in the state of Montana.

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Series Articles

9 Montana backpacking trips that will blow your mind

Montana is home to some of the best hikes in the country. Our Montana expert Eric Warren lists some of his favorites.

Downhill skiing: Montana style

You can pretty much find whatever you’re looking for in a downhill ski vacation – except glitz, glamor, and pretension.

Big sky sports and party: Our favorite winter festivals in Montana

No matter your style, from snowmobile to skis, horse riding to dog sledding, winter events around the state are sure to get you out and discovering the best of what Montana has to offer.

Montana resorts: Treating yourself right in big sky country

Once you've decided to come to Montana, the decision about which of the many springs to visit might be the hardest part of your stay.

Winter fly fishing in Montana: Bundle up, don’t bring beer

When it comes to winter angling in Montana, not everyone thinks of augers and ice shanties, waxworms and beer.

The 10 most colorful bars in Montana

Montana has big trout, big mountains, big skies and some very memorable bars. Don't forget your bear-spray.

Fishing Montana: Lamar River Cutthroat Trout

I honestly didn't think trout fishing got this good.

A road trip guide to Montana’s local food

Restaurants, farmer's markets, and even wild edibles you can stop and pick along the way.

Classic Montana bike tours

Here are some of the classic Montana supported tours plus some DIY options.

Spring fly fishing in Montana

The serious, pleasurable work of catching fish from the end of an elegant cast starts in spring.

5 Montana coffeetable books

"A good landscape photo should draw you into it. It should make your spirit fly"....Salvatore Vasapolli

Montana's classic river trips

From flatwater to class V, Montana has incredible rivers and stoked communities of paddlers.

4 reasons to visit Montana NOW

Year round options make Montana good to go anytime. Here's why you should go now.

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