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Rollercoaster turn on the Going to the Sun Road
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Montana's Scenic Drives: The Ultimate Road Trip Adventure


Montana is a land of open spaces, rugged terrain, and breathtaking beauty. It's a state that begs to be explored, and what better way to do that than on a scenic drive? With so many options to choose from, it can be tough to decide which road to take. But no matter which route you choose, you're guaranteed to experience some of the most stunning landscapes in the world.

One of the most famous scenic drives in Montana is the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. This 50-mile stretch of road winds through the heart of the park and offers spectacular views of glaciers, mountain ranges, and pristine lakes. It's an engineering marvel that took over a decade to build, and it's worth every moment of the drive.

If you're looking for a more leisurely drive, consider the Beartooth Highway. This 68-mile stretch of road takes you from Red Lodge to Cooke City and offers panoramic views of the Beartooth Mountains. You'll wind your way up to an altitude of 10,947 feet, passing by alpine lakes, waterfalls, and wildflower meadows along the way.

Another stunning drive is the Montana portion of the Yellowstone Loop. This 225-mile route takes you through the northern part of Yellowstone National Park, where you'll have the opportunity to see wildlife such as bison, elk, and bears. You'll also pass by stunning geysers and hot springs, including the iconic Old Faithful.

For a taste of Montana's wide-open spaces, take a drive on the Big Sky Backcountry Drive. This 77-mile route takes you through the heart of the state's ranching country and offers stunning views of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains. You'll also pass through quaint towns and historic sites, giving you a taste of Montana's rich cultural heritage.

No matter which scenic drive you choose, Montana is sure to leave you breathless. At Montana 406 Outdoors Adventures, we can help you plan the ultimate road trip adventure. Just tell us where you'd like to go, what you'd like to see, and we'll make sure that you experience the rest. Book your Montana scenic drive adventure today!

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Sample Itinerary

Montana Scenic Drive Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive in Billings, MT and check into your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the Western Heritage Center or the Yellowstone Art Museum.

Day 2:

Wake up early and hit the road on a scenic drive through the Beartooth Highway. This 68-mile stretch of road takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in the state, with breathtaking views of the Beartooth Mountains and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.

Stop at Rock Creek Vista Point for panoramic views of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and the surrounding mountains. Continue on to the Top of the World Store and enjoy lunch at the café, which boasts stunning views of the Beartooth Mountains.

After lunch, continue on to Cooke City, a charming town at the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Take a stroll through town or grab a drink at the local saloon before returning to Billings in the evening.

Day 3:

Spend the day exploring Billings, MT. Visit the Moss Mansion, a stunning turn-of-the-century home with a rich history, or take a hike in the Pictograph Cave State Park. Enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants and reflect on the stunning scenery of your Beartooth Highway adventure.

Day 4:

Depart Billings with memories of stunning landscapes and unforgettable adventures in Montana.

At Montana 406 Outdoors Adventures, we can help you plan the perfect Montana itinerary, including a scenic drive and a variety of outdoor activities. Book your adventure today and experience the best of Montana!

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