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Missoula, Kalispell, and Northwest Montana

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Fields and Mountains in Missoula

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With more than 6 million acres of public land, northwest Montana might be America’s largest outdoor destination. More than 1,000 secluded mountain lakes with crystal-clear waters provide peaceful isolation for anglers. On Flathead Lake you can sail and water-ski. Thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails lace the Missoula and Bitterroot valleys and climb Big Mountain and the Mission Mountains region. In winter the land settles under a blanket of snow and the water under sheets of ice, creating a winter-sports paradise, particularly for skiers.The region’s rivers, streams, lakes, and mountains attract outdoor adventurers, but once here, they discover playhouses, art galleries, craft breweries, and summer festivals and rodeos. In winter visitors seek out northwest Montana’s six ski areas and scores of cross-country ski trails. But some of the best times to visit are the shoulder seasons, particularly in September, when there are fewer crowds and gorgeous days.

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Summer Fun Abounds Downtown, Day or Night
Summer Fun Abounds Downtown, Day or Night

Missoula’s urban center features Out to Lunch and Downtown ToNight, performing arts festivals with food and music at riverside Caras Park.

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So Much to Do, So Close to Town
So Much to Do, So Close to Town

Just four miles north of I-90, Rattlesnake National Recreation Area is treasured by local hikers, mountain-bikers, horseback riders and nature lovers.

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Relive the Old West on the Bitterroot River
Relive the Old West on the Bitterroot River

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula re-creates a 19th-century town in exhibits including a schoolhouse, a fire tower and a restored streetcar.

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Land That Elusive Trout
Land That Elusive Trout

Think fly-fishing is too hard? Local outfitters will teach you to cast for rainbows or cutthroats in some of the most pristine water in North America.

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Boom Turned to Bust at Garnet Ghost Town
Boom Turned to Bust at Garnet Ghost Town

Gold once drew 1,000 residents to this remote site east of Missoula. Today, you can see relic miners’ cabins, a saloon, a hotel and a store.

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