Big Sky Country
by H Milan Winkelhock - 5 years, 6 months ago
I have driven through Montana two twice throughout my travels but sadly never been able to stop for an extended period of time. As soon as you enter the state it becomes clear why people call it Big Sky Country, the wide open vistas and the sparsely populated towns disappear along the horizon and all you can see is the blue in the sky. There is a huge difference in landscapes between the east and west half of the state, the eastern portion is much flatter and has huge developed agricultural areas. The western part is the classic one you often see in the pictures with the famous buttes, this is where a portion of Yellowstone National Park touches the state and also where Glacier National park is. Visit the east if you want to farm or hunt and the west if you need a gateway to the Rockies.