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A herd of bison wading in a creek in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Country Trips

Explore trip ideas and inspirations in Yellowstone Country

Between the Parks

Although Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks are some of Montana's crown jewels - there is so much more to explore in between. Walk through ghost towns, feel the rush of rivers, drive through the scenic landscape, and experience Montana's signature small-town charm on one of these five unforgettable road trip routes. 


Mountain Biking Paradise Trip

With 64 mountain ranges, the Continental Divide Trail slicing through the state, and historic trails plying mountain passes, Montana has trails pretty much everywhere, from mellow beginner and family-friendly rides to experts-only singletrack. Don't ride? Don't worry! This trip has tons of fun other options, from fly-fishing to whitewater rafting to hot springs soaking.

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On the loose in Big Sky Trip

It's possible to make this drive from Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park and back in only a day. But why would you want to? Take it slow. Set aside six days to savor the incredible scenery and play - in the snow in winter and on the hiking and biking trails the rest of the year. 

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Around Yellowstone Country Trip

Outdoor adventure and spectacular scenery abound on this five-day scenic loop through southern Montana and into Yellowstone National Park. Hike on a wilderness plateau. Raft the stillwater River. Horseback ride in Paradise Valley. Along the way, make a stop to soak in a hot springs-fed pool. 

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Hottest Natural Springs Trip

When visiting Montana, it can be easy to jam-pack your trip with non-stop adventure. Hiking through Glacier! Drinking your way along the Beer Trail! Staying up all night stargazing! It's all worth doing, but it's also important to take a moment to relax....and Montana has tons of thermal hot springs that are great for taking a moment to unwind. Slip into the naturally-heated, mineral rich waters of some of Montana's best springs and soak up the calming vibes and amazing views! Here are some of our favorite hot springs in the state.

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After Dark Trip

There's no denying that Montana is jam-packed with enough to see and do to keep you busy for days on end, but the fun doesn't have to stop when the sun sets. It's one of the better states for observing the night sky as well! Its northern location, clear and clean air, and relative lack of light pollution allow the stars to shine bright across the state. And, if you keep your eyes peeled, you might be able to spot a rare phenomena that you can't observe everywhere-- like the Northern lights and the Miky Way.

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Wildest Locales Trip

Looking to take a walk on the wild side? There's no better place to experience some truly untamed wildlife and wilderness than Montana! With large stretches of land set aside to protect endangered species and save natural habitats, Montana is a great place to really get away from it all and experience your own wild side. Plus, there's no better way to experience spring in Montana:cute baby animals, wildflowers galore, and a chance to celebrate the end of winter back out in nature! Here are some of the state's wildest locales for finding nature!

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Gateways to Yellowstone

Transcend the park and make your Yellowstone adventure a Montana adventure. Because one of the very best things about Yellowstone is Montana’s Yellowstone Country.

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