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Coming down from Mt. Aeneas in Jewel Basin (photo by Teresa Meienberg)

Birch Lake, in the Jewel Basin east of Kalispell, has it all.

Looking west toward the Beartooth Mountains from the southern Pryor Mountains (Photo by John Boehmke)

The Pryor Mountains feature old mining roads and rugged trails, perfect for snowshoeing and hiking.

The view from Homestake Pass trail. (Barbara Geller)

This section of the Continental Divide Trail offers smooth dirt surfaces, which makes for easy miles, and you can choose to make this scenic central Montana hike as short or as long as you want.

Fall offers a bountiful array of wild mushrooms in Montana (Egor Kamelev/Pexels)

Fall is the prime time to find wild mushrooms in Montana. Learn where to find Shaggy Manes, Chanterelles, and the rest of Montana's bountiful fall fungi. 

Looking over Jewell Lake towards Pine Creek Lake and Black Mountain (photo by Alex Blackmer)

Pine Creek Lake isn't a secret, but it's notorious for good reason. 

Snow clings to the top of the Snowcrest Mountains (Alli Behrens)

An expedition into the rocky peaks, emerald valleys, and wide prairies of the Ruby Valley offers a glimpse into the future of this special place.