Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Montana's first State Park features one of the most highly decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest. Naturally air-conditioned, these amazing caves, lined with stalactites, columns, helictites and stalagmites, are dated through time. 

Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

Located near Three Forks, Montana, this 638-acre park features spectacular views over the Madison River Valley. 

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Missouri Headwaters State Park

Located at the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin Rivers is Missouri Headwaters State Park. Here, you can camp where Lewis and Clark did in 1805. 

Lee Metcalf Wilderness

The Lee Metcalf Wilderness was established in 1983 as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. It consists of over 250,000 acres throughout the Madison Range of southwestern Montana.

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is the largest national forest in Montana, covering 3.35 million acres. Rife with natural resources, breath-taking views, and natural wildlife, the Forest houses famous trails, high-mountain lakes, and countless recreation areas.

Beartooth Mountains

Located just northeast of the Yellowstone National Park in south central Montana and parts of northwest Wyoming, the massive Beartooth Range is home to Granite Peak, Montana's highest point, and sits upon the highest true elevation plateau in the US. The mountains are traversed via the Beartooth Pass, often considered one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the country. The name of the mountain range is attributed to a rugged peak found in the range, Beartooth Peak, that has the appearance of a bear's tooth. 

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Absaroka Range

The Absaroka Range makes up the eastern boundary of the Yellowstone National Park, and was named after the Indian tribe of the same name.

Crazy Mountains

Located to the east of Bozeman, the Crazy Mountains ("Crazies") are home to mountain goats and wolverines, alpine lakes, and are drier and less densely forested than most other Montana ranges due to their easterly location. 

Madison Range

Located in the Rocky Mountains, the Madison Range was named by Meriwether Lewis after then future-president James Madison, and lies in the westernmost section of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Gallatin Range

The Gallatin Range is home to large numbers of endangered species and ancient petrified forests.


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