The Rut at the Slippery Ann

If you enjoyed our video, we would really appreciated your vote. The Slippery Ann Wildlife Viewing Area is one heck of a drive-in-movie style show of the Rocky Mountain Elk Rut. Every fall hundreds of elk materialize on the Charlie Russell Wildlife Refuge in the same area. Right off the road they… Continue Reading ->

Elkhorn Ghost Town

Montana Big Sky Country has 8 classified ghost towns. One of the more easily recognized ghost towns is Elkhorn located east of Boulder in the Elkhorn Mountains. For a list of Montana Ghost Towns [click here]. Not all of Montana’s historic towns are listed as ghost towns, for a more… Continue Reading ->

Guide to Seeing Bears in Yellowstone National Park

Grizzly and black bears can be seen at any time and any place in Yellowstone Park but there are some times and some places that give better odds for a sighting. When: Early in the spring when the bears first come out of hibernation seems to be the time when they… Continue Reading ->

Dumb Things Not To Do In Yellowstone

We usually head for the park here in the next few weeks to cruise the Lamar and watch for wolves! With that in mind I was looking through some of the photos I have taken in the past there and I started noticing a pattern; there are a lot of… Continue Reading ->

The Rodeo Capital of the World

Cody, Wyoming is known as the Rodeo Capital of the World – with a rodeo every single night from June 1 through August 31. Home of the Cody Nite Rodeo, the Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede, Wrangler Champion Challenge, and Xtreme Bulls; no matter what you see there is an adventure… Continue Reading ->

Out of Bounds and Across State Lines

Helen’s and my intentions were to spend a day and a night in Red Lodge, Montana then take a cruise over Beartooth Pass and that all worked out for the most part.  Red Lodge is one of our favorite places with plenty to see and much to do.  There are… Continue Reading ->

The Merry Widow

About a year ago we went for a road trip down to Bannack State Park and hit a lot of really unique and beautiful places along the way. One of the first places we hit was Basin. The town and surrounding area are full of a lot of interesting history Continue Reading ->

Free Presidents’ Day Weekend in Yellowstone National Park

Winter trips to Yellowstone have been great outdoor adventures for us the past few years.  You can cruise the Park in the warmth of your own automobile or truck and enjoy many sights.  The road from Gardiner – Mammoth to Cooke City is open year round and most often provides… Continue Reading ->

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park (YNP) is one of Montana’s greatest treasures! Its 2.2 million acres are home to a vast array of wildlife as well as amazing views, hot geology, cold water, and famous landmarks. You have access to tons of amazing views via the roadway, but those views only comprise two… Continue Reading ->

Tips and Tricks: Bears in Yellowstone

This weekend Mom and I (Liza) went on a site seeing trip to Yellowstone National Park in celebration of Mother’s Day. It was quite perfect…….For the first time in all of our years of visiting the Park we saw a bison become a Mom. The freshly dropped bison calf was still… Continue Reading ->

Things to Do In Great Falls

This past weekend we hit a couple of the wonderful places to stop in Great Falls, Montana. First on the list was the Great Falls! These falls were quite an obstacle for Lewis and Clark who had to carry all of their gear, canoes and all, 18 miles to go around… Continue Reading ->

Free Weekend In Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks April 19-20

In honor of National Park Week, a presidential proclaimed celebration week for our Nation’s history, all national parks have free park entry on April 19th and 20th. Both Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park are included. The timing for this free weekend in Yellowstone is perfect as the road… Continue Reading ->

Bison in Yellowstone Park

Bison in Yellowstone

Lined up along the Yellowstone River in the Hayden Valley these bison took to swimming the river. It was so impressive to see the young and the old forge the waters.  This was a great site to see. Below are random photos of Yellowstone Bison. Click on any photo for… Continue Reading ->

Montana Roadside History Between Helena and Missoula

Montana was the first state in the US to have historical highway markers and now we have over 220! Be sure to stop and see them when visiting or traveling Montana! They make the trip more about the travel than just the destination. There is a book of all of… Continue Reading ->

Camping Yellowstone

Camping in Yellowstone

Camping is one of the best forms of outdoor recreation in the West whether in a tent, camper, or RV. One spot our family loves to camp is Yellowstone National Park. The scene pictured above is one of the family in Norris Campground. This campsite is one of the sites… Continue Reading ->

Tips and Tricks: Camping Yellowstone National Park

1. Know which campground you want to stay in! Do you have a tent, a camper, an RV? Do you want full hookups or are you free trappers and want a campfire? All of Yellowstone’s campsites offer sites for different campers so knowing where you need to stay is vital!… Continue Reading ->

Montana’s Rockies

Rocky Mountain Front

  The word Montana comes from the Spanish word meaning mountain and one of our popular slogans is “Land of the Shinning Mountains”. That being said western Montana contains many mountain ranges as well as smaller island ranges throughout the state giving Montana nearly 80 mountain ranges that make up… Continue Reading ->

Montana Geological Road Signs

Montana Black Gold Geological Marker Near Red Lodge

Since 2006 the Montana Department of Transportation has installed close to 50 roadside travel markers including the one pictured above. The signs include information about the geology of the area. For detailed information about these signs  [click here]. Be sure to stop and read the signs during your Montana Vacation Travel. Continue Reading ->

State Parks in Montana Big Sky Country

Beavertail Hill State Park

One of Montana’s 54 state parks is Beavertail Hill State park located near Clinton on the Clark Fork River.  The park provides fantastic camping sites as well as fishing, boating, and photography opportunities, just to name a few. Before planning a visit to the park check the season hours to… Continue Reading ->

Migratory Birds at Freezeout Lake

Tundra Swans at Freezeout Lake

The state of Montana has around 60 Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) scattered all across the state. These areas provide ample opportunity for outdoor recreation such as boating, fishing, horseback riding, bird watching, camping, hiking, hunting, wildlife viewing, outdoor and wildlife photography, and/or just enjoying the outdoors! Montana Fish Wildlife and… Continue Reading ->