Montana Shaped by Nature
In Memory of Darrell Kipp – Apiniokio Peta
(Morning Eagle) 1944-2013
“One of the aspects of tribal languages that's important to understand is over thousands of years these languages have developed amongst people here as a result of their relationship with the land. Those languages still ring true over the valleys, the mountains and the rivers, all through Montana, because they were spoken here since time started.”— Darrell Kipp, Apiniokio Peta (Morning Eagle)
Native American Author, Historian and Educator
Nature defines the Montana experience from the very moment you arrive. The wonders of Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks—fumaroles and hanging glaciers, boiling rivers and vibrant wildflowers, wolves and wolverines—reveal what you’ve come to see.
It might be the Rocky Mountains guiding you in for a landing on your way to Glacier National Park, or the rolling sagebrush sea stretching to the horizon as you drive in from points farther east. From rail tours to scenic drives to safaris, Montana has a way of getting inside you. Even if you keep the window closed.
Between the parks, scenic trails outnumber freeways and towns framed by rivers, peaks and grassland are going strong. From corner to corner, all 147,042 square miles of Montana are an invitation to connect with the wild world.
As much as nature has shaped the mountains, rivers and prairies of Montana, its biggest impact will be on you. Long after the ins and outs of your first visit have faded from memory, Montana stays with you. The experiences you can have are as vast as our spectacular landscape. The only challenge is where to start.
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