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Montana's wildest tours

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postedJanuary 27, 2020
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With so much Native American history and gorgeous scenery that shape western Montana, tours of Montana’s Glacier Country give groups additional mediums to explore the land.

And that includes llamas.

Llama Trekking in the Swan Mountains involves a guided hike for travelers who want to add something novel to their Montana vacation, according to the local DMO’s Lucy Guthrie Beighle. “Llamas are an ideal hiking companion because of their calm demeanor and their strength and agility in the mountains. Alert and sure-footed, these beautiful Andean natives tote your gear with ease, allowing you to take in the stunning views of Glacier Country,” she says. With tours available for all fitness levels, explorers can take an evening sunset hike, book a multi-day adventure, or customize a llama trek (and that can include llama yoga).

Llama trekking
Photo by Western Montana's Glacier Country

Sun Tours offers interpretive excursions through Glacier National Park with Blackfeet guides. Air-conditioned coaches with large windows head along Going-to-the-Sun Road through the area known as the Backbone of the World while groups learn about Blackfeet history, culture, and the tribe’s modern-day lifestyles. Group rates and private tours are available, and tours depart from the east and west ends of the park.

Far West Boat Tours takes cruisers across Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi and naturally carved out by glaciers. “Charters are available for private groups with customized departures and travel routes, such as cruising around Wild Horse Island, home to bighorn sheep, mule deer, and wild horses,” Beighle says. The Mission and Swan mountain ranges are the backdrop to natural islands around the lake, where Flathead Indians were once known to hide their horses from thieves.

For more information, contact Montana’s Glacier Country’s Tourism Sales Manager Debbie Picard or go to glaciermt.com.

Top photo by Western Montana's Glacier Country

 


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Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association
The Cody Cattle Company
Cody Country Visitors & Convention Council
North Dakota Tourism Division
Visit Cheyenne
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