Montana is known for its beautiful scenic drives, making it the perfect activity to check off your summer bucket list!
Located in the Rocky Mountains of Glacier National Park is one of America’s most scenic highways, Going-to-the-sun road. Sarah McCosham from only in your state says the road is 50 miles long and takes roughly two hours to complete. This tourist hot spot is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and provides opportunities for others to see wildlife passing by.
Planning for this road began in the early 1920s and took more than twelve years to complete. Red Bus Tours are available for those wanting to take in all the scenery instead of focusing on the road full of twists and turns.
Going-to-the-sun road made it on the National Historic Landmark list and the National Register of Historic Places.
The Beartooth Highway has attracted millions of tourists since its completion in the mid-1930s. The 68-mile-long highway is right on the Montana border, going from Red Lodge all the way to the Yellowstone National Park entrance. Portions of the road are also shared with Wyoming.
The scenic highway is only open from late May to mid-October due to hazardous weather conditions in the winter. There are also many trails accessible from the highway and a lookout point to catch a glimpse of beautiful mountains and wildlife. Beartooth Highway is one of the ten highways given the All-American Road designation.
Skalkaho Pass, built almost 100 years ago, is another scenic drive to explore this year. This route takes visitors to some of the least traveled roads in the state and is excellent for summer birdwatching. The 64-mile-long Anacdona-Pintler scenic route in western Montana and 37-mile-long Lake Koocanusa scenic byway are two great roads to check out as well.
These are only a few scenic drives that show the wondrous beauty of the state! Plan your Montana summer road trip to check for weather and road conditions ahead of time.