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Backroads & Byways of Montana: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Backroads & Byways) [NOOK Book]

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With natives as your guides, this series leads you down the road less traveled.


Montana offers the breathtaking landscapes of Glacier National Park and the Greater Yellowstone region, the mystical cowboy country of the high plains, and truly spectacular river valleys. Its cities and towns provide charm, personality, and hospitality, with ...
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Backroads & Byways of Montana: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Backroads & Byways)

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Overview

With natives as your guides, this series leads you down the road less traveled.


Montana offers the breathtaking landscapes of Glacier National Park and the Greater Yellowstone region, the mystical cowboy country of the high plains, and truly spectacular river valleys. Its cities and towns provide charm, personality, and hospitality, with classic eateries, quaint museums, and uniquely Montana activities. Welsch and Moore, your guides to Big Sky Country, share their favorite places both on and off the beaten track.



About the series: Whether you need to get away for a weekend or longer, want to explore your home state or make plans for free time in an area you don’t know well, take to the road with a Backroads & Byways book. You’ll discover the most interesting places to visit on and off the beaten path. Destinations will appeal to foodies, history buffs, families with kids, couples, adventurers, hikers, bikers—in short, everyone.



With itineraries appropriate for visits of differing durations and in different seasons, tips for comfortable accommodations, great food, and good shopping too, look to Backroads & Byways for the most interesting and diverse short trips available.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581578898
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/6/2011
  • Series: Backroads & Byways
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jeff Welsch has written books and articles on topics from sports to Native American issues to history and politics. He is also a senior editor for Montana Quarterly and lives on the Gallatin River outside Bozeman, Montana.
Sherry L. Moore, an educator and writer for over three decades, has coauthored several guides to the western states. She lives on the Gallatin River outside Bozeman, Montana.
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Table of Contents

How This Book Works 5

Introduction 11

A Montana Primer: History, Geography, and Driving 15

1 Highway to the Sky: The Beartooth Pass 23

Detour: The Paradise Valley

2 Solitude at Altitude: The Centennial Valley 45

Detour: The Gallatin Canyon

3 Ghost Towns and Living History: The Vigilante Trail 61

Detour: The Madison Valley

4 Montana's Gold, Silver, and Copper Standard: The Anaconda-Pintler Scenic Route 81

Detour: The Skalkaho Highway

5 The Land of 10,000 Haystacks: The Big Hole and Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway 97

Detour: The Bitterroot Valley

6 On the Edge of Wilderness: The Rocky Mountain Front 115

Detour: The King Hill Scenic Byway

7 Forests and Free Spirits: The Yaak River Country 131

Detour: The Flathead Valley

8 Mountains and Majesty: The Going-to-the-Sun Loop 147

Detour: The Seeley-Swan

9 Montana's Endless Horizon: The Hi-Line 169

Detour: The Missouri Breaks

10 The Big Open: Big Sky Backcountry Byway 189

Detour: The Prairie

11 The Warrior Trail: The Tongue River Loop 207

Detour: The Other Warrior Trail

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

    Not a lot to offer

    I enjoyed reading the history of Montana but there wasn't a lot to offer in the section we visited.

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