Category: montana

Edwards Mountain rises from a frosty lakeshore…

Edwards Mountain rises from a frosty lakeshore to pierce the clouds. No matter the season, there’s never a shortage of epic views at Glacier National Park in Montana. Photo by Jacob W. Frank, National Park Service.

A purple and pink winter sunrise paints the sk…

A purple and pink winter sunrise paints the sky at Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in Montana. It’s a scene Charles M. Russell would have enjoyed. The refuge was named in recognition of this colorful western artist who often portrayed the refuge’s landscape in his paintings. Along with the stunning scenery and amazing wildlife, the refuge boasts a fantastic history that includes mountain men, Native Americans and dinosaurs. Photo by Mary Jo Hill, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

If you like snow, Glacier National Park in Mon…

If you like snow, Glacier National Park in Montana is the perfect place for you! Mother Nature drapes the landscape in white. As the snow accumulates in Glacier, snowshoeing and skiing are the favorite recreational activities in the park. Even the wildlife come out to play. Photo by Bill Hayden, National Park Service.  

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A new day starts at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming as the moon sets behind a mountain shining with alpenglow. It’s just another magical moment from this remarkable natural treasure. Photo by Jacob W. Frank, National Park Service.

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We’re ending the year with our most popular post in 2017: A full moon at Yellowstone National Park.  It’s just another magical moment from this remarkable natural treasure. Photo by Jacob W. Frank, National Park Service.

The sky is ablaze with color during sunset at …

The sky is ablaze with color during sunset at Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge in Montana. This wildlife refuge rests among the prairie potholes of the Mission Valley to serve primarily as a refuge and breeding ground for native birds. Photo by Dave Fitzpatrick, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Take a walk through a winter wonderland at Yel…

Take a walk through a winter wonderland at Yellowstone National Park. While it looks a light coating of snow at Tangled Creek, the landscape is covered in hoar frost, which forms when water vapor freezes quickly creating delicate, feather-like crystals. Photo by Jacob W. Frank, National Park Service.

It doesn’t take long for fall to turn into winter at Glacier…

It doesn’t take long for fall to turn into winter at Glacier National Park in Montana. While the falling snow brings road closures and smaller crowds, it also opens the season for skiing and snowshoeing in the park. There are options for all ability levels and trails that offer access to spectacular scenery cloaked in winter’s blanket of white. Photo by Jacob W. Frank, National Park Service.

Centennial Mountains Wilderness Study Area is some of southwest…

Centennial Mountains Wilderness Study Area is some of southwest Montana’s wildest and most scenic country. The mountain range connects the Yellowstone Ecosystem with the northern Rockies, providing wildlife like moose, elk, deer, wolverines, badgers and black bears an intact migration corridor. The Continental Divide forms the southern boundary of the wilderness and the northern face of the range rises nearly 3,000 feet in less than a mile. The scenic mountains and contrasting colors of the valley provides outstanding opportunities for photography. Photo by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management, @mypubliclands

Last week, Glacier National Park in Montana received its first…

Last week, Glacier National Park in Montana received its first snow of the season. While it closed Going-to-the-Sun Road from St. Mary to Logan Pass for a short time, that section of the road has reopened, offering visitors as chance to enjoy a beautiful, wintery world. Photo by National Park Service.

From a population of 30 to 60 million animals roaming across…

From a population of 30 to 60 million animals roaming across North America, bison reached a low of about 100 in the wild in the late 1800s. In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt established the National Bison Range in Montana to maintain a representative herd of bison under natural conditions. Today, approximately 400 bison live in the refuge, enjoying the rolling grasslands. Photo by Justin Schöen (www.sharetheexperience.org).