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.

  • Michael Reinemer

    Strayed will receive the We Are the Wild Inspiration Award, which recognizes a person who embodies the spirit of wilderness and its transformative power.

    Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, said, “In this 50th anniversary year of the Wilderness Act, we present this award to underscore the importance of inspiring people to discover and care for our wild lands. Today we honor Cheryl Strayed for her remarkable story and for inspiring new generations to experience wilderness, which forms the backbone of the American spirit.”

  • Michael Reinemer

    President Obama will use his executive authority to create the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, an action that will improve outdoor recreation, safeguard vital water supplies and protect wildlife in the backyard of Los Angeles – the nation’s most populous county.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Wilderness Society applauds the Obama Administration for advancing bipartisan efforts to further protect ocean ecosystems and their scientific value by using the Antiquities Act to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, an undisturbed island and atoll chain located 1,000 miles southwest of Hawaii. The proclamation builds on the approximately 83,000 square-mile national monument initially designated by President George W. Bush in 2009.