Montana is known for its scenery and opportunities for outdoor adventure, which makes it the perfect setting for helicopter charters. There is enough to do here that you can indulge in any type of vacation you want, whether it is for one weekend or an entire month. Montana is full of fun things to do and unique experiences to try out. Here are seven of them—and keep in mind that helicopter charters in Montana afford an opportunity to see these sights from fresh angles:
- Glacier National Park: Yellowstone Park is the best-known landmark in Montana, but Glacier National Park does not fail to disappoint. The popular attraction contains 700 miles of hiking and biking trails, the 50-mile Going-to-the-Sun road and mountain adventures in Logan’s Pass and Reynolds Peak. If you are looking for the ideal experience with nature and wildlife, Glacier National Park needs to be on your list!
- Lake McDonald: Glacier National Park contains over 130 lakes, and many visitors’ favorite is Lake McDonald. It is 10 miles long and 500 feet deep, with views of the Continental Divide featured all around it. Wildlife remains prevalent, and people often visit to bird-watch and seek elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and black bears. There is also a lodge available if you want a comfortable stay.
- Flathead Lake: The largest lake in the Western U.S., Flathead Lake is a favorite for water sport enthusiasts and fishers. Part of the lake is on tribal land, so if you are boating or fishing on that end, make sure you have a pass from the tribal office. Every Memorial Day is the Bigfork Whitewater Festival, and you can spend all day on Wildhorse Island in the middle of the lake, which is only accessible by boat.
- Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument: Montana is part of the frontier west and its infamous battles with the tribes. The monument recognizes cavalry soldiers who died in these battles, but also is part of the reconciliation process with Native Americans. The site includes a visitors’ center, Custer National Cemetery, a museum and several monuments to the dead.
- The Ringing Rocks: Located just outside of Butte, the Ringing Rocks give off a melodic chime when tapped with mallets. This phenomenon is rare, with similar sites located in Vietnam, India and the African lithophones. There is no scientific explanation for why the rocks do this, but if you remove one from the site, it is no longer able to ring. That serves as a good reminder to enjoy the Ringing Rocks, but also to leave them behind for the next visitor to enjoy.
- Museum of the Rockies: Montana is a paleontologist’s dream, as ancient dinosaur fossils surface often. The Museum of the Rockies displays many of these finds, including the largest Tyrannosaurus skull and a full skeleton. It also features artifacts from Plains Indian Tribes, pioneer exhibits and the Tinsley House, a log cabin preserved since the 19th
- Helicopter charters: Montana is full of natural sites, and the best way to experience them is from a helicopter charter. See the parks, landscape and wildlife with a personal tour of one of the most beautiful states in the nation. Take the tour at the beginning of your trip so you know what to anticipate, or book it at the end for one last view of Montana before you return home.
Rocky Mountain Rotors offers helicopter charters in Montana. Contact us to book one soon!