Where to Go: Crown of the Continent

Grizzly Bear rubbing on a tree
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The Crown of the Continent in Montana offers many destinations to reconnect with nature and a slower pace of life.

No trip to the Crown of the Continent is complete without visiting Glacier National Park. But many small towns and hidden destinations offer their own charms and surprises. 

Jewel Basin

If you’re looking to escape the crowds at Glacier National Park, consider Jewel Basin which offers many family-friendly hikes to exquisite alpine lakes.

Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex

The Bob Marshall is one of the most unique and expansive wilderness areas in the country. Locals affectionately refer to the area as the ‘Bob.’ Guided horseback rides are very popular to Montana’s natural version of the Chinese wall. The most popular routes start at Benchmark and Holland Lake trailheads. 

The Bob Marshall is one of the most unique and expansive wilderness areas in the country.

Flathead Lake and Big Fork

Snowmelt and glacial water cascade into the largest natural freshwater lake in the western United States. At the head of the lake sits the small town of Big Fork, an ideal place to rest from your adventures and enjoy world-class art galleries and fine dining. 

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