Travel+Leisure recently named America’s Favorite Mountain Towns, which includes 3 towns from Big Sky Country. Missoula, Bozeman, and West Glacier were all in the top 15 towns. West Glacier is just 3 hours north, and Bozeman is 3 hours east puts Missoula right in the middle of some of the best mountain towns in the country. All of the fresh mountain air, beautiful seasons, and Big Sky Country views that are only available here it is no surprise to residents and visitors is why Missoula is one of the best.
“I’m in love with Montana,” wrote John Steinbeck in his road-trip memoir Travels with Charlie. “For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love.” – Travel+Leisure
Explore Missoula and the surrounding mountains with a day of cross country skiing in the winter, a walk through a gallery in downtown Missoula, or a picnic overlooking the green Garden City in the spring!