The action-packed and nature-stacked state
Lovingly nicknamed ‘big sky country’, Montana is one for the adventurers and our tours are no exception. Prepare yourself (and your camera) for extraordinary mountain views that make way for sparkling lakes, impressive glaciers, and fast-moving rivers perfect for white water rafting. Embark on guided hikes through the state’s best national parks, marvel at landscapes too pretty to be real and delve deep into the history and customs of Native American culture – you’ll never want to leave.
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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
The best way to get to Montana depends on where you're travelling from, but visitors to the state either drive (if you're visiting from a neighbouring state) or catch a flight if you're visiting from the other side of the country or from overseas. Driving will often take longer but allows you greater flexibility to stop and soak in Montana's natural beauty along the way. It's also easily accessible via the state's three major interstates. If you're keen on flying, there are 5 international airports in various cities in Montana including airports in Billings, Missoula and the state's capital Helena. These airports offer plenty of both international and domestic flights with airlines such as American Airlines, Delta and United.
There really is no best time to visit Montana as there's plenty to do in each season. However, the most popular time to visit the outdoorsy state is during summer when the temperatures are warm without being too uncomfortable (average temp in the mid 20°Cs). But this also means increased accommodation and activity prices and larger crowds in cities and national parks. If you want to avoid the crowds but still enjoy nicer weather, the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn where the average temperatures are 14°C and 17°C respectively.
Montana is known to be an outdoorsy state, so remember to pack your hiking boots or comfortable walking shoes - chances are you'll be spending a lot of time outside (with good reason). You should also pack plenty of sun protective gear such as sunscreen, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses, especially if you're travelling in summer. Other notable items to pack include:
- a reusable drink bottle
- a day bag/backpack
- a camera
- insect repellant
Yes, technically Yellowstone National Park extends into Montana (and Idaho) but is largely located in the northwest corner of Wyoming.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.