The Treasure State serves as Mother Nature’s own outdoor museum, with June through September as the best time to visit Montana. This is peak season, so book your hotel in advance. And while the national parks may be crowded, you can still find some open space to take in a moment of silence. Summer boasts mellow, warm weather as well as beloved attractions, such as the Montana State Fair and the Montana Folk Festival. October in Montana boasts spectacular fall colors, so take a drive and cruise on down Going-to-the-Sun Road or Skalkaho Highway. November through March marks harsh and snowy weather with biting night temperatures. However, along with numerous holiday events, this is the time to catch the Yellowstone Ski Festival and the Bozeman Ski Festival. Late spring is rainy but considerably milder, perfect for observing baby animals in their natural habitat.
The only hot air balloon festival in the state draws the public to Billings
Enjoy the views of breathtaking Glacier National Park while driving one of the most scenic roads of the U.S
With friends, family, or even solo—rafting in Montana is a remarkable outdoor activity
Climbing in Yellowstone is diverse and full of excitement. This is a climbing hotspot with hundreds of peaks to conquer!
Pass along the highest route in the Northern Rockies
Test your nerves at one of the most challenging jeep paths in the U.S.
Drive an isolated Indian pass through the Sapphire Mountains
This park is a good place to see water birds, migrating species, and birds of prey
A beautiful lake in Montana's famous Glacier National Park
A gorgeous lake surrounded by mountains and forests
The clear skies and pristine landscape of the national park provide a gorgeous setting for observing aurora borealis
Watch the first moves of new residents to the park
Ride down the slopes of the stunning Rocky Mountains in northwestern Montana
The best riding experience, without crowds, and it won't break the bank
Start the skiing season together with thousands of skiing enthusiasts, numerous famous skiers, and lots of events and activities in West Yellowstone
Lots of summer-time fun in Central Montana
A gathering of climbers from all over the world
One of the largest free festivals of the North West
A flat and scenic course through the Big Sky Country