Kootenai Critters: Bighorn Sheep, Living Life on the Edge
Here’s what you need to know about northwest Montana’s Rocky Mountain icons
About 750,000 years ago, the ancestors of the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep crossed the Bering Land Bridge from Siberia into Alaska. From there, they spread throughout the West, finding homes in rocky terrain from Canada down to northern Mexico.
Go Explore: 5 Alpine Lake Hikes
Enjoy a mountain getaway in southern Montana
Fortunately for us in Montana, options abound for exploring new peaks, hidden trails, or some of the crown jewels of the Montana backcountry: alpine lakes.