Picture of Bison grazing at the National Bison Range, Montana

Photograph by Donald M. Jones, Corbis

Where the Locals Go Montana

  • Picture of a bison crossing Madison River at dawn in Yellowstone National Park

    An Insider's Guide

    Outdoor retreats, charming mountain towns, and scenic natural wonders describe just a few of the places locals go in Montana. Experience the best of Big Sky Country with our comprehensive guide to local hot spots.

Montana Features

  • Picture of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, Montana

    Best Trips 2013

    Today Lewis and Clark wouldn’t recognize most of their route from St. Louis to the Pacific. But there’s one place they’d know in a heartbeat: a 149-mile stretch of the Missouri River in north-central Montana.

  • Photo: Two sorrels belonging to Buster and Helen Brown have gone AWOL in the snow.

    Riding Out Another Season

    Harsh isolation didn't deter homesteaders from making a life along northern Montana's Hi-Line. Their tight-knit descendants show no less resolve.

Montana Map

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2014 Traveler Photo Contest

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