The mountains of Montana have yielded fortunes in gold and silver since the first substantial deposits were discovered in the mid 1800’s (Montana’s state motto is Oro y Plata – Spanish for “gold and silver “). Montana also has sapphires (the most valuable gemstone found in America). Montana is defined by its diverse terrain ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains. Its wide-open spaces include Glacier National Park, a vast wilderness preserve that passes into Canada. The park’s many snow-capped peaks, lakes and alpine hiking trails are showcased along its famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, stretching 50 miles.
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Hiking and Backpacking Hiking in Montana is a great way to explore the state while experiencing nature and wildlife. Regardless of where you are in Montana, the odds are there’s a trail nearby, waiting to be explored. Each trail offers an adventure into the vast openness of God’s Country. From scenic day hikes in Glacier National Park to multi-day wilderness …
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