What to See When You RV - Montana Edition

Posted on July 23, 2018

 

Whether you’re traveling from Glendive and Dillon to Missoula and Whitefish – or from Browning to Billings and Virginia City with stops in Helena, Boulder and Butte - Motorhomes are the perfect combination of transportation, living space and sleeping room to reach any attraction or destination in Montana’s Big Sky Country.

From the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains, Montana lives up to its Spanish namesake, mountain, in its colorful canyons, rugged cliffs and mining history. Class A motorhome and RV travelers will find a wide variety of sights and attractions in this destination of monuments, memorials, ghost towns and Old West cowboy culture.

National and State Parks

Fill up your gas RV and head out to one of Montana’s massive national and state parks. Glacier National Park is filled with meadows, mountains, lakes and waterfalls. The park’s Lake McDonald, located on the west side, has hiking trails, native wildlife and the European-inspired Lake McDonald Lodge. Your Class A Toy Hauler is the place to stow kayaks, paddleboards, canoes and other gear for a spectacular lake experience.

Yellowstone National Park features the Yellowstone River, which is a mecca for fishing, rafting and waterfall watching. Giant Springs State Park has the world’s largest fresh water spring and the photogenic Rainbow Dam. Your RUV will have no problem traversing the roads and backcountry trails of this western landscape.

Wildlife and Refuges

Your Class C motorhome is your chariot to Montana’s unique wildlife and natural attractions. Montana animals include elk, trumpeter swans, antelope, deer and grizzly bears. The National Bison Range prairie refuge offers wildlife viewing, a visitor center and scenic drives and trails. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area has wild horses, dude ranches, rugged cliffs, fishing and hiking trails. The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone is a great place to learn about grizzly bear habits and habitats.

Museums and Monuments

Be sure to top off your diesel RV for a Montana museum and monument tour. The World Museum of Mining in Butte and the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman provide a peek into Montana’s mountain and gold, copper and silver mining past.

Perhaps the best known Montana monument is Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. This site commemorates Custer’s Last Stand and the battle between Sioux, Cheyenne and Lakota warriors.

Winter Sports and Cowboy Culture

The mountains of Montana were made for adrenaline pumping adventure. Load up your motorhome with ski and snowboarding gear and head out to Big Ski Montana or Whitefish Mountain Resort for some of the best skiing in the state.

The Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit has a year-round schedule of events that take place at various venues around the state. Sites include Billings, Helena, Kalispell, Dillon and the Montana ExpoPark in Great Falls.

No trip to Montana would be complete without a stop at a ghost town. Visit Keystone, Comet or Pony for a peek into the past.

Montana Roadside Attractions

Roadside attractions are a fun photo op to remember your Montana adventure. Just a few of them include:

  • The Radon Health Mines in Boulder
  • Our Lady of the Rockies in Butte – the largest Virgin Mary statue in North America
  • Banack Ghost Town: Ghosts and Gallows in Dillon – there are graves, a church, a saloon and other buildings
  • Paul Bunyan’s Fry Pan, the world’s largest, in Libby
  • Big John, the Cowboy Muffler Man at the Big John Casino, in Great Falls

Montana’s wide open country is a treasure to discover. Whether you’re traveling in a Class A motorhome, an RUV or a Class C motorhome, you can enjoy comfortable and convenient accommodations during your journey through this scenic and diverse destination.

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