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

    Development of natural areas in the United States, coupled with expected changes in climate, have increased the importance of migration corridors that connect protected natural areas. Large, connected wild lands reduce the isolation of animal and plant populations and allow for migration and movement that can help preserve populations of wild species and enhance genetic and ecosystem diversity. 

  • Sarah Graddy

    An analysis of more than 8,700 low-producing natural gas wells in two counties in the San Juan Basin, San Juan and Rio Arriba, determined that BLM’s rule will have little to no negative impact on these marginal wells.

    The results of the study indicate that the new rule—which aims to reduce waste from venting, flaring and leaks from oil and gas operations on public and tribal lands—will actually increase overall production and royalties paid to support vital services in the state of New Mexico.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The measure would permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, protect two wilderness areas in New Mexico and address water supply and river restoration efforts in the Yakima Basin in Washington state.