Montana is known as the Treasure State, and rightfully so. Home to Glacier National Park, a portion of Yellowstone National Park, the Rocky Mountains, numerous world-class trout fishing streams, dozens of beautiful lakes and rivers, and more than a few friendly small and large towns, Montana is a state with endless opportunities to explore and adventure.
If you’re a little overwhelmed about what to see and do in this beautiful state, here’s your complete guide.
Whether you’re a longtime fan of Montana or a novice heading out for your first trip, these eight RV-accessible attractions will lead to some truly unforgettable memories.
Located in the Northwest corner of the state, Glacier National Park is widely known as the “Crown of the Continent.” Rightfully so – its lakes are famous for their Caribbean-blue color, caused by the silt from the park’s namesake glaciers, and Going to the Sun Road remains one of the great natural and architectural feats of the United States.
If you’re headed to glacier, trailer rental is a smart option. Your travel trailer will be maneuverable enough to navigate Going to the Sun Road, and it will be comfortable enough to camp at any of the park’s many campgrounds and attractions.
While different than Glacier, Yellowstone National Park is no less beautiful or pristine. While Glacier is known for its rivers and lakes, Yellowstone is known for its geothermal features. Rent an RV and head to Old Faithful, which remains one of the park’s top attractions. You can also check out Lamar Valley, a hotbed of wolves, bears, and bison, or enjoy a bike ride along any of the park’s accessible roads and trails.
The park offers several visitor and information centers where you can learn about the area’s unique geological history, or find out more about the animals, plants, and species that call it home.
An idyllic little resort town in the Northwest corner of the state, Whitefish is just 25 minutes outside the gates of Glacier National Park. Known for its year-round entertainment (skiing in the winter, boating, fishing, and hiking and golf in the summer), Whitefish is a tourist town with a homey feel. Catch the Huckleberry Days festival in August or come for the trout fishing in the summer. Whitefish offers many RV accessible campgrounds and attractions to choose from.
Known for being one of the most productive trout rivers in the entire world, the Madison River runs through the backyard of Bozeman, a historical and popular Montana town. Fishing, rafting, and boating are allowed on the river, and there are many beautiful RV-accessible campsites to choose from on its banks. Spend a few days with the entire family and enjoy one of Montana’s most beautiful natural wonders.
Located just outside of Bozeman in the beautiful Paradise Valley (a stopping point on the way to Yellowstone), Chico Hot Springs is a historic hot springs resort that was built in 1900.
Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Absoarka Mountains, Chico offers a large outdoor pool and hot tub, delicious food and restaurants, and historic lodging. While there is no RV camping onsite, the parking lot is RV accessible. Visiting Chico allows you to take advantage of the horseback riding, spas, and adventures hosted by the lodge.
Located in remote Northwest Montana, just off the Canadian border, the Polebridge Mercantile is a true Montana must-see. Originally established more than 100 years ago, the “Merc,” as it’s known by locals, served as a general store, outpost, and base camp for loggers and timber workers throughout the century.
Today, it operates as a remote attraction beloved by those who float the North Fork of the Flathead River or want to camp in one of the most beautiful parts of the state. RV camping is prevalent here and cabins are available. Visit the Merc’s bakery to pick up a huckleberry bear claw before you leave!
The home of old west icon John Bozeman, Bozeman, Montana was once home to native tribes like the Shoshone, Nez Perce, Blackfeet, and Sioux. Lewis and Clark camped near Bozeman’s Gallatin River on their way to Three Forks, Montana and called the area the “Valley of Flowers.” Today, Bozeman is the fastest-growing community in Montana and boasts a burgeoning tech scene and small business community.
Visit for the trout fishing, and take a trip with Montana Whitewater down the Gallatin River before you go. Check out the seasonal farmer’s markets and live music scene before returning to your RV campground just outside city limits.
Ask anyone who has been to Montana, and they’ll tell you it stands out as one of the most beautiful states in the nation. Incredibly diverse, Montana offers high-altitude desserts in the eastern part of the state, basin and range in the Southern portion, dense green forests in the North, and world-class trout rivers in the Western slice. No matter what you’re looking for, Montana is one state that promises to help you find it.
This summer, rent an RV and explore what Montana has to offer. Whether you spend weeks adventuring through the entire state, or single out Glacier National Park or Bozeman as your adventure-of-choice, there’s no question that camper rental or trailer rental is a smart and productive way to explore everything the Treasure State has to offer.
To learn more about your RV rental options, or to find out which model and size is right for your trip to Montana, contact Campanda today. Your source for high-quality RV rentals, Campanda is the one-stop shop for everything you need to know about your new home on wheels. Give us a call today to learn more.
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