The Beauty Of Montana In Photos – And Heading To Cody, Wyoming! Day 25

A look at Montana in pictures…

Sometimes, pictures are the only way to tell a story. We thought for today’s update, we would showcase a few of our favorite photos from our drive through Montana and let them speak for how beautiful the “Treasure State” really is.

And as you can see from today’s first featured photo at the top of our article, Montana has some incredible views!

We had to shorten our stay in Montana this week a few days due to the snow in the west.

But that doesn’t mean we didn’t have the opportunity to see the amazing beauty Montana has to offer. And today’s drive on Highway through Red Lodge as we headed towards Wyoming was the perfect example. We hope you enjoy the photos and descriptions below.

The Incredible Beauty Of Montana In Pictures

With the snow-capped mountains in the background , this photo almost looks fake. But it certainly isn’t! As we left Billings, Montana to drive toward Red Lodge, Montana and eventually the border of Wyoming, it was surreal to see these wide open views everywhere we looked. As vivid as the photos are, they simply don’t do it justice.
The surrounding fields were so breathtaking, so we pulled into a cattle ranch entrance to snap a few photos. And has been the case with Montana folks all throughout this week, we were greeted graciously by the rancher telling us all about the ranch and the towns around. He told us it was good we were coming through now, because in about a month or two, there would be a few feet of snow everywhere!
Montana in photos
It is hard to describe, but the air is just different here in Montana. It is so crisp, and so clean. Montana doesn’t have a lot of cornfields, but this one was simply beautiful set against the mountain backdrop.
Montana In Photos
As we headed down Route 14 towards Red Lodge, the entire terrain changed. Small hills turned into bluffs that rolled on forever. By the end of the drive, we had pulled over at least 15 times to snap more photos. What should have been an hour and a half took almost 3. And all worth the extra time!

The Town Of Red Lodge

We stopped to walk around and have lunch in Red Lodge, Montana – and what a treat. It is an incredible little “old-western” town with a modern feel for western art. Artist’s shops dotted main street, as did a huge collection of great little shops and restaurants. We enjoyed a fantastic lunch at Fosters and Logan’s along with some wonderful conversation with one of the owners who transplanted here long ago from the East Coast. It was easy to see why.
And as we headed out of Red Lodge, we were greeted with this incredible rolling stream. The sounds were sensational, and the view stunning. It was hard to leave, but we finally climbed back in the truck and headed for the Wyoming border – and the town of Cody.

Hope you enjoyed Montana in pictures. Tomorrow’s photos should really be a treat as we head in to Yellowstone for the first time ever! You can check out all of our past days of the trip so far here : The Days Of The Trip

Happy Traveling! Jim and Mary


  • Day 25 of 365
  • States Visited 5 / 50
  • National Parks / Monuments Visited : 4
  • Stayed In : Cody, Wyoming
  • Miles Driven : 128.5
  • Total Trip Miles To Date : 3488.5
  • Total Gallons Used : 260.29
  • Biking Miles : 0
  • Biking Miles To Date : 76.3
  • Hiking Miles : 2.2
  • Hiking Miles To Date : 62.85

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On September 9th, 2019, we set out in our NuCamp T@B 400 Teardrop Camper to travel to every state. You can check out all of our dates here : Dates for the States

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