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.

  • The Wilderness Society 2015 Annual Report

  • For this report, The Wilderness Society reviewed data from more than 16,000 parcels auctioned off by the state. The analysis details more than a century of land sales that have privatized and closed off an amount of once-accessible lands nearly the size of the entire Sawtooth National Forest. Parcels often end up in the hands of some of Idaho’s biggest industries, while others have been turned into gravel pits, strip malls and even exclusive private fishing retreats and lakeshore hideaways for those wealthy enough to buy them.

  • Sample Letter to IRA Adminstrator DOC