Backroads & Byways of Montana: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

Backroads & Byways of Montana: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

by Jeff Welsch, Sherry L. Moore

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Backroads & Byways of Montana: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions by Jeff Welsch, Sherry L. Moore

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581573503
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 04/04/2016
Series: Backroads & Byways Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 627,196
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jeff Welsch has written books and articles on topics fromsports 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.

Table of Contents

How this Book Works 5

Introduction 11

A Montana Primer: History, Geography, and Driving 15

1 Forests and Free Spirits: The Yaak River Country 23

Detour: The Clark Fork Valley

2 On The Edge Of Wilderness: The Rocky Mountain Front 39

Detour: The Kings Hill Scenic Byway

3 A River Runs Through It; The Big Blackfoot 55

Detour: The Swan

4 The Land of 10,000 Haystacks: The Big Hole Valley And Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway 73

Detour: The Bitterroot Valley

5 Montana's Gold, Silver, and Copper Standard: The Anaconda-Pintler Scenic Route 93

Detour; The Skalkaho Highway

6 Solitude at Altitude: The Centennial Valley 109

Detour: The Gallatin Canyon

7 Ghost Towns and Living History: The Vigilante Trail 127

Detour: The Madison Valley

8 Highway to the Sky: The Beartooth Pass 147

Detour: East River Road In The Paradise Valley

9 Heart of Montana: Musselshell Country 169

Detour: Harlowton/Big Timber/McLeod

10 The Warrior Trail: The Tongue River Loop 181

Detour: The Other Warrior Trail

11 The Big Open: Big Sky Backcountry Byway 197

Detour: The Far East

12 Montana's Endless Horizon: The Hi-Line 213

Detour: The Missouri Breaks

13 Bonus Drive: Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Loop 235

Index 243

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Backroads & Byways of Montana: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
pyrexa More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading the history of Montana but there wasn't a lot to offer in the section we visited.