Eastern Montana's Forests and Plains

  • Start: Missoula, MT
  • End: Shelby, MT
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:30
  • Total Mileage: 328 Miles
  • Number of stops: 13


With its 93 million acres of land, what Montana lacks in flashy tourist attractions it makes up for in captivating outdoor sites. Your tour through northwestern Montana will take you by the Forest Service Aerial Fire Depot in Missoula where you can watch smoke jumpers parachute from planes. While driving through Kalispell, stop by the Hungry Horse Dam and take a scenic cruise on Flathead Lake. According to legend, Paul Bunyan dug the channel that connects Flathead River to Flathead Lake. If you head father north, visit Glacier National Park, with 50 glaciers, 200 lakes, and valleys of spruce, fir, and lodgepole pine. Drive over Going-to-the-Sun Road and you'll cross the Continental Divide at Logan Pass, the highest point on this road at an elevation of 6,646 feet.

Stop #1:

Forest Service Aerial Fire Depot
Missoula, MT

Stop #2:

Ninemile Remount Depot
Huson, MT

Stop #3:

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Missoula, Montana

Stop #4:

Flathead Indian Reservation
Pablo, MT

Stop #5:

Kerr Hydroelectric Dam
Polson, MT

Stop #6:

Somers Fish Hatchery
Somers, MT

Stop #7:

Miracle of America Museum
Polson, MT

Stop #8:

Polson-Flathead Historical Museum
Polson, MT

Stop #9:

Conrad Mansion
Kalispell, MT

Stop #10:

Hungry Horse Dam
Hungry Horse, MT

Stop #11:

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
West Glacier, MT

Stop #12:

Museum of the Plains Indian
Browning, MT

Stop #13:

Marias Museum of History and Art
Shelby, MT

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