Montana Trails

Montana's Jewel Basin

Montana's Alpine Trail no. 7 strings together lakes in the Jewel Basin. 

Montana, located in the western U.S., is dominated by plains in the east and the Rocky Mountains in the west. Granite Peak, the state's highest point, rises 12,799 feet above sea level in south-central Montana.

Montana is home to Glacier National Park, which ranks among North America’s most epic backpacking destinations. The park stretches across 1,000,000 acres of Montana's northernmost reaches, right up to the Canadian border. Together with Alberta's Waterton Lakes National Park, Glacier makes up the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

The editors at Backpacker have created an extensive collection of popular trails and trips for hiking and backpacking Montana.