National parks and an excellent way for you to spend some time outdoors. Most offer hiking, boating, fishing, and more. Montana is one of the premiere places for national parks as this state has eight national parks for visitors to choose from. They are:
· Big Hole National Battlefield
· Bighorn Canyon National Recreational Area
· Glacier National Park
· Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
· Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
· Nez Perce National Historical Park
· Yellowstone National Park
If you are looking for the best national parks in Montana, however, you will probably enjoy Bighorn Canyon National Recreational Center, Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone National Park the most.
The Bighorn Canyon offers 27 miles of hiking trails for you to choose from. This area has wild horses and other wildlife for you to observe as you hike. In addition, you will find that boating on the Bighorn is a thrill that you don't want to miss. You can participate in guided tours or bring in your own boat and simply do your own thing.
Camping at Bighorn Canyon is a treat because there are no fees. While camping is provided at a first come first serve basis, you will find that if you plan ahead you can get the site of your choice if you arrive early in the day. There are no reservations allowed. This is the smallest of the three best national parks and is an excellent way for you to experience your first national park.
Glacier National Park offers 700 hiking trails, 13 campgrounds with over 1000 campsites, several hotels for lodging, boating, horseback riding, fishing, and more. In the winter you can enjoy cross country skiing while in the summer you can hike on the trails and enjoy the extraordinary views that Glacier has to offer.
Campsites are available on a first come first serve bases, however, you are able to reserve up to two campsites in advance. The cost of your campsite will depend on what area of the Glacier that you stay in, however it will range between $10 and $28 per night with a seven night maximum allowed. This is a mid-size national park and provides a bit of everything.
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