Montana Natural Park Wonders

National and State Wonders Found in the Treasure State:

Montana, also known as the Big Sky Country state, is home to rugged mountains surrounded by vast regions of unspoiled wild lands -- along with the Continental Divide running through the Rocky Mountains.

Let us be your guide to discovering these natural wonders. Follow the links below to obtain more information, insider tips, and pictures, as well as ideas for where to stay when visiting.

Montana Welcome Sign National Parks:

  • Glacier National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park

    National Monuments:
  • Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Established: 2001. [Official Site]
  • Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. Established: 2001. [Official Site]

    National Scenic Trails:
  • Continental Divide National Scenic Trail [Official Site]
  • Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail [Official Site]

    National Recreation Trails: Glacier National Park
  • Bear Creek Trail
  • Big Sky Snowmobile Trail
  • Blacktail - Wild Bill National Recreation Trail
  • Bridger Foothills Trail
  • Danny On National Recreation Trail
  • Deep Creek "Figure 8" Loop
  • Display Pond Trail
  • Easthouse Trail
  • Garnet Winter Trail
  • Lee Metcalf NWR Wildlife Viewing Trail
  • Pacific Northwest Trail, Glacier Park Segment
  • Prairie-Marsh Boardwalk
  • Pioneer Loop
  • Ralph L. Thayer Memorial Trail
  • S. Fork Teton and Blacktail
  • Two Medicine-Elk Calf Mtn Trail
  • Skyline National Recreation Trail
  • State Line Trail
  • Trout Creek Loop
  • Two Top Snowmobile Trail
  • Vinal Creek Trail #9/ Purcell Summit Trail
  • Whitefish Divide (Smokey Range) Trail
  • Wise River Snowmobile Trail

    Yellowstone National Park, Montana National Recreation Areas:
  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Location: straddles borders of south central Montana and north central Wyoming, home to Bighorn Lake (formed by the construction of the Yellowtail Dam), and administered by the National Park Service. [Official Site]
  • Rattlesnake National Recreation Area. Location: west central Montana, adjacent to the Rattlesnake Wilderness, and administered by the Forest Service as part of the Lolo National Forest. [Official Site]

    National Forests:
  • Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Location: Dillon, Montana. [Official Site]
  • Bitterroot National Forest. Location: Hamilton, Montana. [Official Site]
  • Custer National Forest. Location: Billings, Montana (as well as South Dakota). [Official Site]
  • Flathead National Forest. Location: Kalispell, Montana. [Official Site]
  • Gallatin National Forest. Location: Bozeman, Montana. [Official Site]
  • Helena National Forest. Location: Helena, Montana. [Official Site]
  • Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (as well as Washington and Montana). [Official Site]
  • Kootenai National Forest. Location: Libby, Montana (as well as Idaho). [Official Site]
  • Lewis and Clark National Forest. Location: Great Falls, Montana. [Official Site]
  • Lolo National Forest. Location: Missoula Montana. [Official Site]
  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area


    National Wildlife Refuges:
  • Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Benton Lake Wetland Management District
  • Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge
  • Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge
  • Halfbreed Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lake Mason National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge
  • Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge
  • National Bison Range
  • Northwest Montana Wetland Management District
  • Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
  • UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge
  • War Horse National Wildlife Refuge

    Flathead National Forest National Wilderness Areas:
  • Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
  • Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness
  • Bob Marshall Wilderness
  • Cabinet Mountains Wilderness
  • Gates of the Mountains Wilderness
  • Great Bear Wilderness
  • Lee Metcalf Wilderness
  • Medicine Lake Wilderness
  • Mission Mountains Wilderness
  • Rattlesnake Wilderness
  • Red Rock Lakes Wilderness
  • Scapegoat Wilderness
  • Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness
  • UL Bend Wilderness
  • Welcome Creek Wilderness

    National Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Beartooth Scenic Byway

    Gallatin National Forest Montana State Parks, Campgrounds, Recreational Areas:
  • Ackley Lake State Park
  • Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park
  • Bannack State Park
  • Beaverhead Rock State Park
  • Beavertail Hill State Park
  • Big Arm - Flathead Lake State Park
  • Black Sandy State Park
  • Chief Plenty Coups State Park
  • Clark's Lookout State Park
  • Cooney State Park
  • Council Grove State Park
  • Elkhorn State Park
  • Finley Point - Flathead Lake State Park
  • Fort Owen State Park
  • Frenchtown Pond State Park
  • Giant Springs State Park
  • Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park
  • Hell Creek State Park
  • Lake Elmo State Park
  • Lake Mary Ronan State Park
  • Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
  • Logan State Park
  • Lone Pine State Park
  • Lost Creek State Park
  • Bitterroot River, Montana
  • Madison Buffalo Jump
  • Makoshika State Park
  • Medicine Rocks State Park
  • Missouri Headwaters State Park
  • Painted Rocks State Park
  • Parker Homestead State Park
  • Pictograph Cave State Park
  • Pirogue Island State Park
  • Placid Lake State Park
  • Rosebud Battlefield State Park
  • Salmon Lake State Park
  • Sluice Boxes State Park
  • Spring Meadow Lake State Park
  • Thompson Falls State Park
  • Tongue River Reservoir State Park
  • Tower Rock State Park
  • Travelers' Rest State Park
  • Wayfarer - Flathead Lake State Park
  • West Shore - Flathead Lake State Park
  • Whitefish Lake State Park
  • Wild Horse Island - Flathead Lake State Park
  • Yellow Bay - Flathead Lake State Park

    Yellowstone National Park State Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Big Sheep Creek Back Country Byway
  • Big Sky Back Country Byway
  • Garnet Back Country Byway
  • Kings Hill Scenic Byway
  • Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway
  • Missouri Breaks Back Country Byway
  • Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway
  • St. Regis-Paradise Scenic Byway


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