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, bikersin 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.
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
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reading the history of Montana but there wasn't a lot to offer in the section we visited.