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Stunning Missouri River scenery on the Gates of the Mountain boat tour near Helena, Montana. We enjoyed the narrated tour, but if you're visiting in the summer, take the morning river tour because the afternoons are hot! There's so much history here! We highly recommend this Montana travel experience.

Stunning Missouri River scenery on the Gates of the Mountain boat tour near Helena, Montana. We enjoyed the narrated tour, but if you're visiting in the summer, take the morning river tour because the afternoons are hot! There's so much history here! We highly recommend this Montana travel experience.

My whole family (& BESTEST @Jenifer Ward) went on a boat tour here in Summer '10 for a family reunion/memorial for my Grandpa.  It is just stunning!  (The Gates Of The Mountains, Helena, Montana)

My whole family (& BESTEST @Jenifer Ward) went on a boat tour here in Summer '10 for a family reunion/memorial for my Grandpa. It is just stunning! (The Gates Of The Mountains, Helena, Montana)

Road Tripping to Helena, Montana. Tips for what to see and do from Make It Missoula. Travel ideas for when you travel to Big Sky Country!

Road Tripping to Helena, Montana. Tips for what to see and do from Make It Missoula. Travel ideas for when you travel to Big Sky Country!

Taken by Henry Good: "This is very likely the most beautiful picture I have ever taken." I-15 between Great Falls and Helena.

Taken by Henry Good: "This is very likely the most beautiful picture I have ever taken." I-15 between Great Falls and Helena.

Helena, MT - Gates of the Mountain Boat Tours on the Missouri River features interesting geology and varied wildlife, including birds of prey. Gates of the Mountain was named by Merriwether Lewis in July 1805 during the Corps expedition; you'll find out why on the tour. You'll also stop at the entrance to Mann Gulch, site of a tragic 1949 wildfire that is the subject of several books.

Helena, MT - Gates of the Mountain Boat Tours on the Missouri River features interesting geology and varied wildlife, including birds of prey. Gates of the Mountain was named by Merriwether Lewis in July 1805 during the Corps expedition; you'll find out why on the tour. You'll also stop at the entrance to Mann Gulch, site of a tragic 1949 wildfire that is the subject of several books.

crystal lake in the lewis & clark national forest

9 Montana backpacking trips that will blow your mind

Garden Wall in Flathead County, Montana. It is a steep alpine area within Glacier National Park that is covered in numerous flowering plants and shrubs in the summer months.

Garden Wall in Flathead County, Montana. It is a steep alpine area within Glacier National Park that is covered in numerous flowering plants and shrubs in the summer months.

Bannack, Montana an amazing ghost town completely as it was over 100 years ago, when it was the first territorial capital of Montana because gold was discovered.  You can still pan for gold in Bannack today!

Bannack, Montana an amazing ghost town completely as it was over 100 years ago, when it was the first territorial capital of Montana because gold was discovered. You can still pan for gold in Bannack today!

Frontier Town, Helena, Montana: Built, starting in 1946, by John R. Quigley & his wife Sue, Frontier Town was not only a noted summer tourist attraction, it was a grand example of American folk art. It was located west of Helena, just below the summit of McDonald Pass, with a beautifully expansive view east toward the Helena Valley.

Frontier Town, Helena, Montana: Built, starting in 1946, by John R. Quigley & his wife Sue, Frontier Town was not only a noted summer tourist attraction, it was a grand example of American folk art. It was located west of Helena, just below the summit of McDonald Pass, with a beautifully expansive view east toward the Helena Valley.

Montana. especially Kalispell where my sis & her family lived

Montana. especially Kalispell where my sis & her family lived

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Google Image Result for http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/files/2012/01/caverns.jpg

Coeur d' Alene National Forest, Idaho, USA. View of the beautiful Shadow Falls

Coeur d' Alene National Forest, Idaho, USA. View of the beautiful Shadow Falls

Helena Montana |Inside the Montana State Capitol Building artistic treasures await. Take a tour it is fascinating what you will discover.

Helena Montana |Inside the Montana State Capitol Building artistic treasures await. Take a tour it is fascinating what you will discover.

GATES OF THE MOUNTAINS-MISSOURI RIVER AERIAL-NORTH OF HELENA MONTANA

GATES OF THE MOUNTAINS-MISSOURI RIVER AERIAL-NORTH OF HELENA MONTANA