Montana Guidebooks

With the explosion in the vast amount of travel books today, it is probably no surprise that many now cover Montana in one fashion or another. Whether you need, or want, a guidebook is a matter of personal preference

However, keep in mind that Montana IS a big state - and has lots of hidden little gems in unlikely places. And even the more popular places, such as Glacier National Park, have many attractions few visitors ever see.

Thus, if you don't want to miss something of special importance, it is not a bad idea to invest in a guidebook or two. Also, books specifically about Glacier Park and Yellowstone Park are located in seperate sections.

Note, if you plan on venturing off the main highways, whether to simply explore or do some remote camping, the Montana Atlas & Gazetteer is an absolute must.

Montana Travel Books

Click any of the links or images for more information about each book. All books available through Amazon.


Backroads & Byways of Montana: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions : Montana offers the breathtaking landscapes of Glacier National Park and the Greater Yellowstone region, the mystical cowboy country of the high plains, and truly spectacular river valleys. Its cities and towns provide charm, personality, and hospitality, with classic eateries, quaint museums, and uniquely Montana activities. Welsch and Moore, your guides to Big Sky Country, share their favorite places both on and off the beaten track.    
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Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana : In this thoroughly revised third edition, Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana pulls together 75 of the best day hikes into a straight-forward, hassle-free guide aimed to get you on the trails. The hikes explore the mountain ranges and valleys that converge around Bozeman, including the Bridgers, Gallatin Canyon, the Spanish Peaks, the Gallatin Range, and Paradise Valley.    
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Hiking Montana : The 25th anniversary edition of Hiking Montana offers 100 of the best hikes in Big Sky Country, from pleasant family outings to backcountry adventures. This is the classic guide to Montana hiking, now completely field-checked and updated.    
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Montana : An Explorers Guide : Written by a native Montanan, this guide showcases some of Montana's Big Sky Country's finest, most intriguing, and most awe-inspiring places, events, activities, and attractions. As a sidenote, Big Sky Fishing.Com provided most of the photos for this book. True, I'm biased...but I think this is definitely the best Montana travel guidebook you are going to find, especially since it was written by a native Montanan who is also a licensed fishing guide.    
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Montana Atlas & Gazetteer : Rely on the Montana Atlas & Gazetteer for the utmost in trip planning and backcountry access. Contains topographic maps with unbeatable detail, plus gazetteer information on great places to go and things to do. An absolute "must have" book for anyone who plans on exploring Montana's backcountry roads.    
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Montana Benchmark Atlas : Experience the wilds of Big Sky Country with the Benchmark Montana Road & Recreation Atlas. No other map product can better portray Montana's rugged peaks, majestic rivers, and expansive plains. Large-scale Landscape MapsTM and a complete 30-page Recreation Guide make it the ideal planning tool for any outdoor adventure. Benchmark field-checkers drove thousands of miles to make sure the Montana Road & Recreation Atlas is the most accurate and reliable map product ever published for the state.    
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Montana Off the Beaten Path : Whether you're a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Montana Off the Beaten Path show you the Treasure State you never knew existed. See the aftermath of Mother Nature's power at the Madison Canyon Earthquake Area; feast on bear, elk, rattlesnake, and more at a wild game cook-off; or learn the true meaning of hardwood forest at the 26,000-acre Gallatin Petrified Forest. So if you've "been there, done that" one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.    
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Moon Montana : Whether it's cross-country skiing at Glacier National Park, observing elk at Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, or finding the best watering hole in Missoula, Moon Montana gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.    
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Rockhounding Montana : Search for stunning Montana agate along the Yellowstone River. Hunt for sapphires at the Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine. Help paleontologists excavate dinosaurs in Malta. Rockhounding Montana points the way to the best rockhounding in the state, including popular and commercial areas as well as lesser known sites on public land. This guide is an excellent sourcebook for experts and novices alike.    
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Scenic Driving Montana, 2nd : This guide includes 24 drives with comprehensive directions, points of interest, and the best season for travel. Experience small-town life, traverse the grasslands and the badlands, or view western Montana's spectacular mountain ranges.    
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Wildflowers Of Montana : Wildflowers Of Montana is a beautifully illustrated field guide for Montana locals and visitors alike. Entries consist of full-color photographs of more than 350 plant species, each one accompanied by a brief descriptive paragraph, and information on the wildflower's habitat and range.    
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