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Montana National Parks top destinations
Montana, a state in the north western part of United States is famous for its fast growing tourism sector. The city also known as the treasure state is featured by huge mountain ranges in the west and terrains in the east. Millions of tourists are seen in the state to explore its Rocky Mountains as well as lush green vegetations. But the most visited places are the two national parks, glacier and Yellowstone. The big sky resort and the Flathead Lake are other major attractions. The Montana National Parks are home to huge varieties of wild animals that include reptiles, mammals, birds and amphibians. The grizzly bear is found in large and the forests preserve some endangered species such as black footed ferret, whooping crane and many others. The forest department is taken good care by the government of Montana due to which he state has been able to manage such a huge treasure of flora and fauna.
Glacier national Park
It is one of the main attractions of Montana located at the border of United States and Canada. This park contains a huge number of lakes, among which Lake McDonald is the largest, mountains and glaciers being the reason for calling the place ”crown of continent”. Mount Grinnell at the heart of the park is meant to increase the beauty of the national park. The glaciers are said to be the major sources of water of Pacific Ocean. The crystal clear water of the lakes with view of pebbles inside the water is something to watch. The preserved ecosystem and the overall view of the region create a mesmerizing effect on the onlookers. The coniferous and the deciduous forest is truly the home stay to many wild species of plants and animals.
Activities to do: Hiking through the long Ptarmigan tunnel, enjoy the lake hidden after a long trial through the underground passageway, camping in back country campgrounds, biking along the road “going to the sun road”, river rafting, fishing.
Yellowstone national park
It is near to Bozeman and Billings and is known as the first national forest within the range of Montana National Park. This huge park covers a huge area of Montana, and some parts of Wyoming and Idaho. The park is blessed with lakes, craggy mountains, geothermal spots and subalpine forests. The upper Geyser Basin is meant to attract lots of tourists every year. The interesting fact is that the whole park is just on the top of a volcanic spot. Visitors are likely to encounter some animals of the park such as coyotes, white tailed deer and pronghorn while on a trail.
Activities to do: Boating in Yellowstone Lake, horse riding, snowmobile tours in winter season, exploring the long trial route.
Bitterroot national forest
The excursion to this forest starts from the Oregon Wallowa Lake and ends at the Bitterroot forest crossing the Yellowstone Park in the way. The place has got an historical value of Nez Perce and how they survived to tolerate all the odds. During spring season the way is covered with thorny bushes like cactus and you can get glimpses of animals like wapitis and bighorn sheep.
Activities to do: Hiking trails and recreational activities
Lolo national forest
This region in Missoula is known for Lolo historic trial and has a historical background to be used as Clerk and Lewis expedition. The forest features the famous rattlesnake and creek species. Travellers could notice other wild animals here like black gears, mountain goats, timber wolves and definitely the common animal of the region, the grizzly bears
Activities to do: Exciting hiking trial to the rivers likes Flathead River and lakes.
Helena national forest
This forest has been formed in Helena with Elkhorn Mountains in the south and Big Belt Mountains in the eastern side. The trial to this forest encloses an area of 1000 miles and requires adventures travellers to undertake the journey. On the way you can spot number of lakes, spruces, doulas firs, spruces and have to go through stone strewn roads. Watching birds of prey is an added advantage if you are lucky enough.
Activities to do: explore the trout creek canyon, crow creek falls and national recreational trail of Mount Helena.