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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881508994
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 06/06/2011
Series: Backroads & Byways Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.78(w) x 6.08(h) x 0.65(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 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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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.