Moon Montana & Wyoming: Including Yellowstone, Grand Teton & Glacier National Parks (Moon Handbooks)

Moon Montana & Wyoming: Including Yellowstone, Grand Teton & Glacier National Parks (Moon Handbooks)

Language: English

Pages: 552

ISBN: 1612387217

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Freelance writer and editor Carter G. Walker introduces you to the best of Montana and Wyoming, from the towering pines of Montana's Glacier Country to the art scene and high style of Jackson Hole and Cody. A longtime resident of Montana, Walker has plenty of unique trip ideas to offer, including Outdoor Adventures, Native American History & Culture, and Old West Meets New West. Whether you're looking to see bison and elk in Yellowstone National Park or attend the Fourth of July Rodeo in Livingston, Moon Montana & Wyoming gives you the tools you need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

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Montana, Granite, and Galena Streets. Broadway Antiques (45 W. Broadway St., 406/723-4270) is packed with trinkets and treasures. Not exactly an antiques store, but more of an antique, Whitehead’s Cutlery (73 E. Park St., 406/723-9188, was founded in 1890 and is considered to be the oldest continuously operated family-owned small business in the state. Its founder, Joseph Whitehead, made his living by traveling to mining camps in the region selling and sharpening

Dillon is a thriving (and growing!) little community and home to the University of Montana-Western. The town has preserved its local history—from Native American influences to agriculture and mining—and achieved a reputation as an excellent launching point for outdoor adventures that include hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, and rockhounding. Mostly, though, it is Dillon’s proximity to historic mining centers like Bannack, Virginia City, and Nevada City that make it an obvious destination. More

through any one of seven backcountry permit offices: Bechler Ranger Station, Canyon Visitor Center, Grant Village Visitor Center, Bridge Bay Ranger Station, Mammoth Visitor Center, Old Faithful Ranger Station, South Entrance Ranger Station, Tower Ranger Station, and the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center (307/344-2160,, $25 if reserved more than 48 hours in advance, free within 48 hours). Some of Yellowstone’s roughly 300 backcountry campsites can be

throughout much of the region, even at Devils Tower, where climbers are making strides toward working in cooperation with the Native Americans who consider the feature sacred. The economy here is based almost entirely on natural resources: coal and coal-bed methane, livestock production, and tourism in these vast and beautiful places. There are tiny museums in towns like Sheridan and Big Horn, among many others, that celebrate a way of life that seems in no danger of disappearing, with the

$30/18 holes Mon.-Fri., $32/18 holes Sat.-Sun., $18/9 holes Mon.-Fri., $20/9 holes Sat.-Sun.), which has 27 holes on three distinct nines. Opened in 1929, the course is consistently ranked among the best municipal courses in the state. For some of the most unique golfing in the state, try the Salt Creek Country Club & Golf Course (Hwy. 387, Midwest,, which offers nine holes of mowed prairie grass fairways and sand greens at only $2 per round. Golfers share the course with

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