HELENA, Mont., April 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- While there are many ways to experience Montana, one of the best—especially if you're interested in fishing, horseback riding, float trips, biking or overnight pack trips—is to go with an outfitter or guide. And in a place as vast and diverse as Montana, rest assured there are plenty of experienced guides who are well-equipped to share their piece of Big Sky Country with you.
Known for its expansive landscapes and abundant wildlife, Montana's northeast corner is a paradise for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors while fishing, hunting, camping or wildlife watching. Discover Fort Peck Lake, Montana's largest body of water. The lake is 134 miles long, has more than 1,520 miles of shoreline and is home to more than 50 species of fish, making it an ideal destination for fishing trips to land walleye, lake trout, salmon, paddlefish, smallmouth bass and northern pike. Guided fishing services are available with Billingsley Ranch Outfitters and Kibler Charter Fishing.
Travel south to experience the cowboy lifestyle with a guided horseback ride or an old-fashioned cowboy cookout. Take in the views of the Yellowstone Valley on a guided trail ride with Elk River Outfitters in Billings and Red Lodge, or enjoy a covered wagon ride to a steak dinner at Happy Pappy's Cowboy Cookout in Huntley.
Explore one of the state's most undiscovered destination, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. The third-largest canyon in the United States, Bighorn Canyon is ideal for camping, trout fishing, hiking and experiencing this distinct geological feature in Montana. After soaking in the view of the lake and the cliffs that surround it by boat, book a guided fly-fishing trip to one of Montana's world-class fishing destinations, the nearby Bighorn River.
A Montana river guide is one of the best ways to explore the vast network of crisscrossing waterways. Additional blue-ribbon fishing can be found on the longest free-flowing river in the continental United States, the Yellowstone. Winding its way through Southeast Montana, the Yellowstone River is prime for overnight trips, kayaking, floating and fishing. Many guides offer trips on a variety of rivers throughout the region, including Bighorn Angler in Fort Smith, Eagle Nest Lodge & Outfitters in Hardin and Eastslope Outfitters in Billings.
Whether you're searching for a peaceful scenic float or a thrilling whitewater adventure, guided rafting trips give you an amazing look at Montana's waterways. Head to the Gallatin River with Montana Whitewater. for a heart pumping adventure through Class IV+ whitewater in the Mad Mile or opt for a leisurely day of floating through some of Montana's most glorious scenery.
In addition to day rides, there are seasoned outfitters who can take you into some of the state's most special, untamed places known as Montana's backcountry.
Visiting western Montana? Travel to East Glacier Park for a trail ride led by Glacier Gateway Tailrides on the lands of the Blackfeet Nation, giving you a chance to learn about the history and culture of Montana's largest tribe. Take an interpretive tour through Glacier National Park on the Going-to-the-Sun Road and learn about the natural wonders of the park as well as its cultural relevance. Go on a guided biking tour with Glacier Guides and let experienced guides show you Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Road before it is open to vehicular traffic.
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SOURCE Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development