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3 Days in Montana?

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1. Posted by Lissyrl (Budding Member 29 posts) 10y

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My boyfriend and I want to plan a 3 day weekend somewhere in the US- and since I've been practically everywhere we're leaning toward Montana- any suggestions as to where the best place would be to visit for 3 days? We'll be going at the end of July- and we're into outdoor things/activities, and looking for beautiful scenery etc..

Another option would be Colorado- so any advice on these areas would be great!

2. Posted by luckysnap (Budding Member 37 posts) 10y

Have been to Colorado and it is beautiful. You must go West of Denver to be "in the mountains", Manitoc springs near Colorado springs is full of neat shops and restaurants, The Air Force Academy is interesting, Denver is very clean, but just another big city(The Trail Dust Restaurant in good). Have not been to Montana but hear it is great.Enjoy!

3. Posted by paulaspade (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Glacier Park area is fantastic. You would be arriving at the right time to see fantastic wildflowers and the prime wildlife season. You can see a lot of photos at www.fcvb.org , www.pascomputers.com , www.montanastockphotos.com

4. Posted by zentric (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

heya - if you are looking for scenery, then western montana is def where you want to be. glacier park and flathead lake are both beautiful areas.
if you are looking for a larger city, consider missoula, helena, or bozeman, they are all quite nice.
another montana option is yellowstone park, altho most of that is in wyoming... well worth the trip tho in my opinion.
if u are looking for stereotypical montana (cowboys and indians), head to central or eastern montana, places like the little bighorn battlefield, or the area around havre.
i have lived in montana all my life, so if you have any more questions, let me know, i would be happy to help!
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5. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

Colorado, yes Colorado all the way! (see profile)

Seriously, Bozeman is a pretty cool town, you could then head up to Big Sky and then into Yellowstone. In terms of just driving around and maybe camping, Yellowstone is pretty spectacular.

Haven't been to Glacier, but I hear it's amazing as well and Whitefish is supposed to be cool town too. You could even head over to Northern Idaho (Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene, etc.) from Glacier if you wanted.

At any rate, I'd steer clear of Eastern Montana, no offense anybody from there, but there's just not much going on other than a lot of Big Sky country.