Montana Car Hire - Did You Know?
- The State is bisected by the Rocky Mountains
- One of the lowest population densities in the USA
- Its name is derived from the Spanish word for 'Mountain'
- Famous for trout fishing in any of its extensive rivers
Montana Mini Guide
Montana is one of the most stunningly beautiful states in America with huge rivers, mountains, forests and wide open skies. Though Montana is the fourth largest of the United States of America
, it is very under populated meaning that you can enjoy much of this unspoilt wilderness to yourself. The Rocky Mountains divide the state in half and they lie to the west of Montana, while the east of the state is relatively flat consisting of plains and muddy rivers.
Highlights of Montana include the Glacier National Park which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to many species of animals such as white mountain goats, grizzly bears and the trout and salmon that the grizzlies try to catch in the rivers.
These fish attract fishermen to Montana who can choose from many impressive rivers such as the Yellowstone River in southwest Montana, the Flathead River in northwest Montana and the Clark Fork River in western Montana. It is possible to combine your fly fishing experience with camping and boating trips and this is a truly unforgettable way to experience the state which is known as ‘Big Sky Country’. There is even a town in Montana called Big Sky and this popular mountain resort has some excellent skiing in the winter and wonderful walking in the summer.
For those interested in early American history, Montana is home to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument which commemorates General Custer’s last stand. South central Montana is one the gateways to the Yellowstone National Park which can be accessed via the Montana city of Livingston from the north. The capital of Montana is Helena and car rental Helena is the only way to really get out and see the dramatic landscape of Montana while the state is best accessed by car too.