Maps of Montana
These free, printable travel maps of Montana are divided into eight regions:
- Missoula and Northwestern Montana
- Glacier National Park
- Butte, Helena, and Southwestern Montana
- The Missouri Headwaters
- Billings and Southeastern Montana
- The Judith Basin and Central Montana
- The Big Open and Northeastern Montana
- The Hi-Line and North-Central Montana
Travel Maps of Montana
Missoula and Northwestern Montana
Missoula is a friendly student-oriented city that’s home to the University of Montana, legions of writers, and a dynamic arts community. To the south, the narrow Bitterroot Valley is a recreational wonderland. The Bitterroot River is renowned for trout fishing. Overlooking the rugged Mission Mountains, the National Bison Range preserves a wild herd of the American bison, hunted nearly to extinction in other parts of the West.
Glacier National Park
The single most scenic destination in Montana, this park protects a wilderness of lakes, towering glacier-scarred peaks, and fragile alpine meadows. Lake McDonald glimmers at the base of the fantastically carved peaks. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more scenic drive in North America than Going-to-the-Sun Road, which climbs from the lake to cross the Continental Divide. Waterton Lakes National Park, adjoining Glacier Park in Canada, continues this wonderful mountain and lake scenery.
Glacier National Park: West Glacier and Apgar
Glacier National Park: North Fork
Glacier National Park: Going-to-the-Sun Road
Glacier National Park: St. Mary and Many Glacier
Glacier National Park: Two Medicine and East Glacier
Glacier National Park: Marias Pass and Essex
Glacier National Park: Waterton
Butte, Helena, and Southwestern Montana
This is the region of Montana’s first gold rush and its early mining history. Ghost towns such as Bannack and Virginia City tell the fascinating story of vigilantes and the early gold-mining frontier. Helena, the state capital, is a gold camp that managed to evolve into an endearing small city filled with fantastic period architecture. Butte, once known as the “Richest Hill on Earth,” has more history per square inch than anywhere else in Montana.
The Missouri Headwaters
In this mountainous region, all roads lead to Yellowstone National Park. Three of the park’s entrances are in Montana. Be sure to stop and spend time in Bozeman, a lively university town filled with art galleries and great restaurants. Livingston is another well-preserved town that’s been transformed by its community of famous, cutting-edge visual and literary artists.
Billings and Southeastern Montana
One absolute must-see in this part of the state is the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. The clash of Custer’s troops with the warriors of the Sioux and Cheyenne Nations is one of those defining moments in history, and the battlefield is one of the West’s most haunted places. Miles City’s Range Riders Museum is one of the state’s best community museums. East of Billings, Pompey’s Pillar is a sandstone bluff with carvings made by members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition over 200 years ago.
The Judith Basin and Central Montana
The Big Open and Northeastern Montana
The Hi-Line and North-Central Montana
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