Scenic Driving Montana Guide Book

by S. A. Snyder (Falcon Guides)
Scenic Driving Montana  by S. A. Snyder

176pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762730307

Pack up the car and enjoy twenty-four of the most memorable drives in the Treasure State, from the breathtaking Beartooth Highway in south-central Montana and Glacier National Park's magnificent Going-to-the-Sun Road in the northwest, to the rugged rangelands and red-tinted badlands of eastern Montana. This indispensable driving companion maps out highways and back roads that wind through Montana's small towns, Indian reservations, mountain passes, and wheat fields. Along the way you'll discover ghost towns, glaciers, hot springs, and great hiking and wildlife-viewing opportunities - a mere taste of what the Big Sky Country has to offer.

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Trails from the "Scenic Driving Montana" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 24.
... Preview: This 63-mile drive goes from Anaconda, one of Montana’s most historic towns, to Georgetown Lake and Philipsburg. The road penetrates both conifer-clad mountains and sage-covered hills and is a wonderf ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Philipsburg, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 63
... Preview: This 70-mile drive passes through alpine meadows and glacial lakes at the top of the world, providing access to the highest terrain in Montana. Unless you are an avid backpacker, you will probably nev ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Cooke City, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 70
... Preview: This 55-mile gravel road—in some places a dirt track—traverses arid country cut by veinlike creeks and dry washes. Although rough in spots, the road glides through the grassy meadows of the valley bet ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Dell, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 55
... Preview: This 50-mile drive on both paved and gravel roads takes you from Big Timber toward the heart of the Absaroka–Beartooth Mountains. The route follows the Boulder River, passing hay fields and a gate-lik ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Big Timber, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 50
... Preview: This 140-mile drive begins in an arid river valley between the steep Bridger and Crazy mountains, then winds through Smith River country before climbing 7,000-foot-high Kings Hill in the Little Belt M ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
White Sulphur Springs, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 140
... Preview: This little-traveled route takes you through 70 miles of the Crow Reservation. The landscape seems to roll on forever here, punctuated by coulees, pine-covered knobs, and multicolored rock formations. ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Pryor, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 70
... Preview: This 147-mile drive begins seemingly in the middle of nowhere. It heads north through scrubland along the eastern fringe of Fort Peck Lake, then crosses the Milk River a half-dozen times on the way to ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Glasgow, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 147
... Preview: This 83-mile trip takes you from West Yellowstone to Bozeman through a narrow, mountain canyon cut by the sometimes green, sometimes whitewater Gallatin River. The drive passes through a little-used b ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Bozeman, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 83
... Preview: This spectacular 48-mile mountain drive switchbacks up and over the Continental Divide, following glacial river canyons and crossing an alpine mountain pass. Not only are there not enough words to des ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Saint Mary, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 48
... Preview: This 88-mile drive follows Montana’s High-Line, the name given the railroad (and the highway) in this part of the state. You will pass hay fields and prairie, and are more likely to see trains along t ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Chinook, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 88
... Preview: This 83-mile scenic drive goes through the heart of Montana’s wheat-growing region, scattered with buttes and coulees. Here you understand why Montana is called the Big Sky State, with vast blue heave ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Harlowton, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 83
... Preview: This 133-mile excursion begins in Lewistown, the geographic center of Montana. It is one of the more diverse drives, with mountains, badlands river breaks, and flat prairies. Some of Montana’s gold ca ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Hays, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 133
... Preview: This 90-mile drive skirts the folds, crinkles, and arêtes of the high Madison Range and the sparkling waters of the Madison River and nearby lakes. Enjoy this fly-fisher’s paradise, or take a 28-mile ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Ennis, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 90
... Preview: This spectacular but extremely rough 73-mile loop is for four-wheel-drive or high-clearance vehicles only. It bumps and scrapes through the Montana outback and its wheat fields, bluff country, and ari ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Lewistown, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 73
... Preview: Following the Yellowstone River from Livingston to Gardiner, this 53-mile drive through the well-named Paradise Valley features some of Montana’s highest peaks. Take in Livingston’s annual rodeo or ar ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Emigrant, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 53
... Preview: This 77-mile drive on the eastern fringe of Montana is a pleasant alternative to Interstate 94. Miles City rides high with cowboy events and art museums. The Yellowstone River rolls by badlands, culti ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Miles City, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 77
... Preview: This 48-mile drive takes you from the sharp peaks of the Beartooth Mountains into coulees and grassy foothills that, in summer, smell of sweet, new-mown hay. Side trips to East Rosebud Lake or Mystic ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Absarokee, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 48
... Preview: Imagine a 200-mile wall of mountains butted up against coulee-cut plains rich in wildlife and history. This 136-mile drive along the Rocky Mountain Front allows views of such a gigantic spine. Plan to ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Choteau, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 200
... Preview: This 91-mile trek through the Swan Valley is flanked by the Swan and Mission mountains. It follows the Clearwater and Swan rivers and a chain of glistening lakes through larch, spruce, and pine forest ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Condon, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 91
... Preview: This 113-mile drive meanders through the Big Hole Valley to the ghost town of Bannack. You can end the route there or go an additional 40 miles through the Pioneer Mountains to loop back to where you ... From the guidebook "Scenic Driving Montana"
Wisdom, MT - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 113

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