Vast overhead expanses give Montana it's nickname: the Big Sky State. Horizons frame the dramatic landscapes, including two spectacular national parks—Yellowstone and Glacier. To help you explore this epic state, Visit Montana and Travel+Leisure have partnered to spotlight unforgettable journeys that deliver like-no-other experiences and the best of the American West.
Here, you’ll ply sparkling glacial lakes and climb rocky mountain faces. Walk where dinosaurs once roamed and legendary battles were waged. Watch cowboys kick up clouds of dust. Lift glistening trout from teeming streams. Raft down mighty rivers. And gaze upon night skies that suggest the entire universe is within reach.
On the following pages, find nine itineraries plus a winter guide to help you make your own Montana moments—the kind that linger long after the trip is over.