There is currently seven national park service site in montana and four associated sites. Wilderness area in montana s rocky mountains with glacier carved peaks and valleys running to the canadian border.
In fact montana has a total of nine national park service areas.
National parks montana. Find a national park service area by clicking below. 216 of 412 nature parks in montana located about 35 minutes outside of bozeman montana this hidden gem is worth the 1 mile easy hike from the trailhead within the park. Explore everything from historic battlefields to natural wonders across all corners of big sky country.
On august 9 1877 gun shots shattered a chilly dawn on a sleeping camp of nez perce. But you know what i personally recommend the palisade falls trail. Big hole national battlefield was created to honor all who were there.
Glacier national park is a 1 583 sq mi. There s more to montana s national parks than glacier and yellowstone. Official national parks of montana big hole national battlefieldbighorn canyon national recreation areafort union trading post national historic siteglacier national parkgrant kohrs ranch national historic.
Ungulates bison elk pronghorn moose and deer migrate seasonally and move across the landscape following the new growth of grasses when forage is at its most nutritious. Montana is known for glacier and yellowstone national park but people often forget about the other commemorative sites. Yellowstone national park the world s first national park and glacier national park named for its beautiful ice sculpted mountain peaks are both protected wildlands managed by the national park service.
Glacier national park in montana was established as a park way back in 1910 and has since been known as the crown jewel out of all the usa parks this park sits at the northwest border of montana and also shares a border with the waterton lakes national park in canada one of the stunning phenomena of this park is the fact that it has. Yellowstone national park id mt wy on march 1 1872 yellowstone became the first national park for all to enjoy the unique hydrothermal and geologic wonders. By the time the smoke cleared on august 10 almost 90 nez perce were dead along with 31 soldiers and volunteers.
If you enjoy camping and want to see some of the darkest skies the bighorn canyon national recreation area is an ideal destination. National parks historic sites big hole national battlefield. Two national parks exist entirely or partially within montana s borders.
National park northwest montana mt glacier national park montana tumbling mountains stretch toward the sky then slope gracefully toward the earth and toward sparkling lakes and streams at their bases in glacier national park. It is at once a transformative experience.