Books About Montana
With the explosion in the vast amount of travel books today, it is probably
no surprise that quite a few of them now cover Montana in one fashion
or another. Whether you need, or want, a guidebook is a matter or personal
taste I guess.
However, keep in mind that Montana IS a big state - and has lots of
hidden little gems in unlikely places. And even the more popular places
such as Glacier have all sorts of things few visitors ever see.
Thus, if you don't want to miss something of special importance, it
is not a bad idea to invest in a guidebook or two. Also, books specifically
about Glacier Park and Yellowstone
Park are located in seperate sections.
Shown below are various books, on various subjects, that visitors to
Montana may find useful. Note, if you plan on venturing off the main
highways, the Montana Atlas & Gazetteer is an absolute MUST!
All of these books are available through Amazon.
Montana Travel Guidebooks
|Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana : In this thoroughly revised third edition, Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana pulls together 75 of the best day hikes into a straight-forward, hassle-free guide aimed to get you on the trails. The hikes explore the mountain ranges and valleys that converge around Bozeman, including the Bridgers, Gallatin Canyon, the Spanish Peaks, the Gallatin Range, and Paradise Valley.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Frommer's Montana & Wyoming : In this exceptionally detailed and in-depth guide, our author takes you outdoors for gorgeous hikes, wildlife viewing, thrilling white-water rafting, world-class downhill skiing, horseback riding, and more. From authentic dude ranches to stunning Western-style B&Bs to secluded campgrounds, you'll find the very best places to stay throughout the region, in all price ranges.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Hidden Montana : Combining unique travel choices, outdoor adventures, and little-known locales into guides where vacations meet adventures, each title in the Hidden series also offers readers the comfort of detailed maps, Internet information for each listing, author picks, suggested itineraries, and walking and driving tours. Hidden Montana explores Montana's friendly towns, ski villages, and rustic escapes, and then leads into the lost expanses of over 70 parks, reserves, and wilderness areas.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Hiking Montana : The 25th anniversary edition of Hiking Montana offers 100 of the best hikes in Big Sky Country, from pleasant family outings to backcountry adventures. This is the classic guide to Montana hiking, now completely field-checked and updated.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Montana : An Explorers Guide : Written by a native Montanan, this guide showcases some of Montana's Big Sky Country's finest, most intriguing, and most awe-inspiring places, events, activities, and attractions. As a sidenote, Big Sky Fishing.Com provided most of the photos for this book. True, I'm biased...but I think this is definitely the best Montana travel guidebook you are going to find, especially since it was written by a native Montanan who is also a licensed fishing guide.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Montana Atlas & Gazetteer : Rely on the Montana Atlas & Gazetteer for the utmost in trip planning and backcountry access. Contains topographic maps with unbeatable detail, plus gazetteer information on great places to go and things to do. An absolute "must have" book for anyone who plans on exploring Montana's backcountry roads.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Montana Benchmark Atlas : Experience the wilds of Big Sky Country with the Benchmark Montana Road & Recreation Atlas. No other map product can better portray Montana's rugged peaks, majestic rivers, and expansive plains. Large-scale Landscape MapsTM and a complete 30-page Recreation Guide make it the ideal planning tool for any outdoor adventure. Benchmark field-checkers drove thousands of miles to make sure the Montana Road & Recreation Atlas is the most accurate and reliable map product ever published for the state.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Montana Off the Beaten Path : Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Montana Off the Beaten Path show you the Treasure State you never knew existed. See the aftermath of Mother Nature's power at the Madison Canyon Earthquake Area; feast on bear, elk, rattlesnake, and more at a wild game cook-off; or learn the true meaning of hardwood forest at the 26,000-acre Gallatin Petrified Forest. So if you've "been there, done that" one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Moon Montana : Whether it’s cross-country skiing at Glacier National Park, observing elk at Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, or finding the best “watering hole” in Missoula, Moon Montana gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Rockhounding Montana : Search for stunning Montana agate along the Yellowstone River. Hunt for sapphires at the Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine. Help paleontologists excavate dinosaurs in Malta. Rockhounding Montana points the way to the best rockhounding in the state, including popular and commercial areas as well as lesser known sites on public land. This guide is an excellent sourcebook for experts and novices alike.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Scenic Driving Montana, 2nd : This guide includes 24 drives with comprehensive directions, points of interest, and the best season for travel. Experience small-town life, traverse the grasslands and the badlands, or view western Montana's spectacular mountain ranges.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Wildflowers Of Montana : Wildflowers Of Montana is a beautifully illustrated field guide for Montana locals and visitors alike. Entries consist of full-color photographs of more than 350 plant species, each one accompanied by a brief descriptive paragraph, and information on the wildflower's habitat and range.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
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