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Northwest Montana is an extensive mountainous area on the west side of the Continental Divide in the far northwest corner of Montana bordering Canada to the north and Idaho to the west. The Region is home to two of the most popular travel destinations of the Pacific Northwest, Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake. The state department of tourism calls this "Glacier Country".
Northwest Montana is a vast geographical area that encompasses the Bitterroot Valley, the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, the Clark Fork River area, the Flathead Valley, Glacier National Park, Kootenai Valley, the city of Missoula, and the Seeley Swan Valley.
You will find outstanding travel and recreational opportunities throughout the region including horse packing, llama rides, trail rides, wagon trains, bicycling, hiking, backpacking, trout fishing, big game hunting, whitewater rafting, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing. Northwest Montana's many attractions include, in addition to it's wildlife and natural wonders, many community festivals, rodeos, Native American Pow-wows, antique shops, and museums. The area is known for active art communities where you may visit many artists' and potters' studios and galleries.
Visitors are presented with accommodations to fit most any taste and preference including bed and breakfast, cabins, vacation rentals, dude ranches, guest ranches, campgrounds, RV parks, motels, lodges, inns and resort complexes.
This is a Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission web site. Includes information on the region's activities, attractions, culture, wildlife and accommodation.
Explore the Bitterroot
Outdoor activity guide.
Sacred Journey of the Nez Perce
Web site for a one-hour documentary co-produced by Idaho Public Television and Montana Public Television. Tribal members from throughout the Pacific Northwest describe the history of their people. The program is narrated by Nez Perce CBS news anchor Hattie Kauffman. "Sacred Journey" is a story about a physical trek over 1,600 difficult miles. It is also the story of a spiritual journey of healing, patience and pride that has led many Nez Perce back to their cultural roots.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Northwest Montana Fire Lookouts...A Hiking Guide by Steve Rains, Blake Passmore, Lynne Rains and Calab Rains. This guide takes the hiker to 30 lookouts expanding over 6 mountain ranges. Get details on trailhead directions, routes, safety and photographs. For more info see http://letshikemontana.com Order now...
Moon Montana, 9th Edition (Moon Handbooks) by Judy Jewell and W.C. McRae. This guide has complete information about all of Big Sky Country, from Yellowstone National Park to the eastern prairies of the state, to help the traveler plan a memorable vacation. Order now...
Scenic Routes & Byways Montana, 3rd Edition by S. A. Snyder. Explore scenic byways and backroads, trails, beautiful areas, ghost towns, hot springs and glaciers. This book provides itineraries, route maps, detailed descriptions of attractions plus many more tips and trips. Order now...
Montana Off the Beaten Path, 9th Edition: A Guide to Unique Places by Ednor Therriault and Michael McCoy. Discover the hidden attractions, unusual locales, unique finds and quirky cultural tidbits; all the interesting stuff you'd want to see and experience if you only knew about them. Order now...
Montana Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff, 2nd Edition by Ednor Therriault. This guide highlights the most offbeat and oddest people, places, and events of the Treasure State. This book is in full color and features maps so you can easily locate the state's quirky destinations. Order now...
Backroads & Byways of Montana: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions, 2nd Edition by Jeff Welsch and Sherry L. Moore. Explore the scenic landscapes and charming towns of Big Sky Country. Itineraries and tips plus color photos enable to the traveler to plan a short or long trip. Order now...
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