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.
THE TREASURE STATE
Places to Go
Ever Wonder What It Would Be Like to Live Among the Dwarfs, Sprites & Elves? TROUT CREEK, Mont., April 11, 2019,/PRNewswire/ — In a remote hidden valley in Northwest Montana is a place called Enchanted Lodging. No, you’re not in the land of OZ – but almost! This unique lodging experience offers visitors luxury accommodations but is also full of …
Things to Do
Prairie Camping – Visit the American Prairie Reserve, which is working to piece together a 3.5 million-acre nature reserve on the plains of remote Montana. A new campground and cabins opening in late spring 2019 provide access to hiking, mountain biking, fishing, wildlife watching and night-sky viewing far from city lights. Prices start at $15 for tent camping per night. https://www.americanprairie.org …