Experience the Crown

Montana's Crown of the Continent is a world-class gateway to adventure in a place that’s timeless and wild.

Whether you prefer hiking among glaciers, a quiet afternoon of fly fishing or hunting down the best huckleberry milkshake, the Crown of the Content is your Montana destination for adventure.

Things to do

Take your pick of wildlife viewing, backpacking, fly fishing and river rafting to name a few.

Where to go

The Crown offers so many incredible outdoor experiences. Let us help guide you to a few can't-miss places. 

When to go

There’s no bad time to discover wild country in the Crown of the Continent. But depending on how you want to do it, some seasons are better than others.

  • In the first of a three management plans to be released in 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado missed a great opportunity to protect some of Colorado's most treasured landscapes—including the Dolores River, lands surrounding Mesa Verde National Park and recreation hub

  • When school was out for the summer in the suburbs of Manhattan where I grew up, my mom packed our little Subaru hatchback with sleeping bags, a tent, a cooler filled with fruit and sandwich meat, hiking boots, rain gear, and three kids, and headed West.  Like generations before and since, w

  • The Forest Service recently released a plan that could protect much of Colorado’s Thompson Divide from new oil and gas leasing. For years, this spectacular area has been threatened by oil and gas development.