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Hike Index
H=Hike   C=Camp   V=Visit     S=Ski

Livingston Area
  Elephanthead Mtn. H

Paradise Valley
  S. Fk. Deep Creek H
  Pine Creek H,C
  George Lake H
  Passage Creek Falls H
  Crow Mountain H

Big Timber Area
  Boulder River H,C,V
  Natural Bridge Falls H,C,V
  Big Timber Creek Falls  H,C,V
  West Boulder Meadows H,C
  Twin Lakes  H,C
  Prairie Dog State.Park   V

Bozeman Area
  
Chestnut Mountain H
  Goose Creek H,S
  Mystic Lake H
  Lava Lake H

Central Montana
  Little Belt Mountains H,C,V,S
  Castle Mountains H,C
  Central MT Railroading V
  Cooney Reservoir C,V
  Crystal Lake H,C,V
  Judith Mountains V
  Judith Gap Wind Farm V
  Moccasin Mountains V

The Yellowstone River
  Upper Yellowstone Floating
  Yankee Jim Canyon

Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness
  Anvil Lake H,C
  Beartooth Lake H,C,V
  Beartooth Highway V
  Island Lake H,C,V

Western Montana
  Painted Rocks Rec Area V,C
  Salmon Lake State Park V,C
  Warm Spring Ponds  V



Traveling Montana

      Traveling to, in and through Montana is a wonderful experience. There are so many great places to visit and roads to travel. Each region of the state offers it's own unique charms and every corner of the state features some of the greatest people and most beautiful landscapes in the world.  Roughly the western third of the state is the mountainous country.  Most roads follow river bottoms through the surrounding mountains and there are many wonderful valleys to explore.  Other roads travel over the mountains and there are a number of mountain passes within the state.  Most of these are generally easily passable but there are exceptions

Butterfly common to Montana traveler
      The Beartooth Highway near Yellowstone and the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier are both high mountain routes that are only open in the summer months. Even then the road can be tough.  I once met a former snow plow driver who was assigned to the Beartooth Pass who had many stories about horrible road conditions in the middle of the summer.  He told me that he was one of the only snow plow drivers in the country that works in the summer and has the winter off.  Don't let the possibility of bad weather scare you away from either of these roads as a drive on either of them is an experience to be cherished.

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