• Great Northern Mountain and Hungry Horse Reservoir, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2013, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    Great Northern Mountain and Hungry Horse Reservoir, Hungry Horse, Montana

    The beautiful Hungry Horse Reservoir is located on the south fork of the Flathead River, 20 ...

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  • The Flathead River as seen from West Glacier, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/, October 2013
    What to do in West Glacier: Your Guide to West Glacier, Montana

    For those of us that live near here, West Glacier, Montana, is sometimes passed over as a small ...

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  • Many Glacier Hotel, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog
    Information about Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

    There are not enough words to give Many Glacier in Glacier National Park the credit it ...

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  • Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, www.montanavacationblog.com
    Things to do in Montana

    Not sure if Montana is worth a visit?  Wondering what there is to do in Montana? Born and ...

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  • Alex Neill standing on the Pitamakan Overlook along the Dawson -Pitamakan Loop, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    A Day Hike on the 18-Mile Dawson-Pitamakan Pass in Glacier National Park

    I have been wanting to do the Dawson-Pitamakan Pass Loop for a few years now. I had it planned ...

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What to Pack while Hiking with Children

Baby at Iceberg Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Hiking with small children may sound like an unbearable task – one filled with tears (both yours and theirs), frustration, and lack of supplies. I am here to tell you that it is doable.  Our one-year-old hiked up to ten miles round-trip with us in Glacier National Park.  You just have to ...

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Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company, West Glacier, Montana

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company, Rafting in West Glacier, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company is a raft and guide company open May through September, located near West Glacier, Montana.   Glacier Guides was founded in 1983 to provide ecologically sensitive backcountry guiding and interpretation in Glacier National Park.  It was started by three ...

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The Granite County Museum and Cultural Center, Philipsburg, Montana

Granite County Museum and Cultural Center, Philipsburg, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

The Granite County Museum and Cultural Center is located in the former Courtney Hotel on South Sansome Street in Philipsburg, Montana. The museum was founded in 1991, thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers and the generous donations of many people. The main floor of the building was ...

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Things to do in Helena, Montana

Reeder's Alley, Helena, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Helena, Montana, is the capital city of Montana, and was initially founded with the discovery of gold in 1864.  The town is now home to Carroll College, mining history, and stunning views of open countryside.  I find Helena to be understated and overlooked of places to visit in Montana.  The ...

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Opal Mountain Gems, Philipsburg, Montana: The Place to Mine for Sapphires

Opal Mountain Gems, Philipsburg, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Opal Mountain Gems provides a great family stop when traveling through southwest Montana. Located in Philipsburg, this is a great stop along your tour.  We offer outside sapphire mining and gold panning using a running water flume – all equipment provided.   Inside you’ll find wonderful ...

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Glacier Outdoor Center: Lodging in the Heart of West Glacier, Montana

Glacier Outdor Center cabin, West Glacier, Montana

For comfortable lodging accommodations in the heart of West Glacier, Glacier Outdoor Center offers modern rental cabins with beautiful mountain views and easy access to Glacier National Park.  One of our guests described our rental cabins as “The best base camp at Glacier.” We think ...

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A Walk Through History in Fort Benton: The Birthplace of Montana

Beautiful view of the levee in Fort Benton, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Fort Benton, Montana, is known as the “Birthplace of Montana,” and is one of the oldest settlements in the West.  Fort Benton was established in 1847 as the last fur trading post on the Upper Missouri River, making it a key economic center for 30 years.  Throughout those years, the ...

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The Bar W: A Northwest Montana Dude Ranch known for its Horseback Riding

Bar W Guest Ranch horseback riding, Whitefish, Montana

Beautiful vistas and rolling ridges adorn the countryside of the Bar W Montana dude ranch. As a cool morning breeze passes by, birds begin to chirp as the ranch awakens.  As the sun rises over Spencer Lake just outside of Whitefish, Montana, wranglers, guests, and horses prepare for the ...

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Upper Canyon Outfitters: Your Hunting and Fishing Guest Ranch in Southwest Montana

Upper Canyon Outfitters, Alder, Montana

Upper Canyon Outfitters is a family operated guest ranch located in the upper Ruby Valley of Montana. Our family has been exploring, hunting, and fishing in these beautiful mountains since our grandfather homesteaded here in 1910. The ranch is nestled between three beautiful mountain ranges, ...

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Glacier Raft Company: Your Rafting Guides in West Glacier, Montana

Glacier Raft Company rafting in Glacier National Park, Montana

In 1976, Onno Wieringa and Darwon Stoneman had a wild idea:  take their two rafts and one van and start a whitewater rafting company. People thought they were all wet – but the business grew rapidly. Today, Darwon and Terri Stoneman along with their daughter and son-in-law Cassie and Jeff ...

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