A Shutterbug’s Paradise; Great Photo Ops Under The Big Sky
Looking at Montana, it seems like it was made to photograph. No matter where you are, if you're willing to put a few miles on your rig, you're going to find photo ops everywhere you look.
With a little help from Planetware, I thought I'd put together a list of a few of the places worth the drive. There are probably hundreds more I could have included, and that's where you come in. Check out these suggestions, then email me and let me know who I left out.
Gates Of The Mountains
On I-15, the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area. Notable from the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Meriwether Lewis said "from the singular appearance of this place I called it the gates of the mountains."
Going To The Sun Road
A part of Glacier National Park, the Going To The Sun Road is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. The road is closed in the winter, so when you want to take your camera up there, plan accordingly. Also note that since it is part of Glacier National Park, you'll need to reserve a vehicle and park pass.
The biggest lake in Glacier National Park, and known for the crystal clear waters.
Makoshika State Park
Montana's Largest State Park is located near Glendive. While you take some stunning photos, be on the lookout for fossil remains. This used to be home to T-Rex, Triceratops and lots more.
Mammoth Hot Springs
Near Gardiner, near the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park, it's a sight you won't soon forget.