A Road Trip to Montana’s National Parks Is the Best Vacation

Do you feel the urge to escape the big city and the repetitive nature of your everyday life? It’s the perfect time for you to embark on a road trip to Montana’s National Parks! Road trips are ideal vacations when you want to avoid crowded and expensive airports. When you stay at The Wilson Hotel in Big Sky, MT, you’ll be conveniently located near all of the fascinating parks throughout the state. 

Continue reading to learn more about Montana’s National Parks how you can plan your road trip itinerary. For more information regarding fun-filled activities you can enjoy throughout your home base, Big Sky, take a look at our Summer and Winter Activities Guides. 

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Road Trip to Montana’s National Parks: Everything You Need to Know

When you stay in the gorgeous, small town of Big Sky, you’ll be within driving to the fantastic National Parks of Montana. 

Yellowstone National Park

Only an hour’s drive from The Wilson Hotel. 

Yellowstone National Park sits atop a volcanic hotspot and spreads across Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Throughout the park, you’ll find deep canyons, rushing rivers, lush forests, hot springs, and fascinating geysers. The park is home to a variety of beautiful animal species, such as bears, wolves, antelope, and elk. During your visit here, be sure to catch a glimpse of the world-famous geyser, Old Faithful. 

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Grand Teton National Park

Only a 2 ¾ hour drive from The Wilson Hotel. 

Although this park is located in Wyoming, it’s a short drive from The Wilson Hotel and only 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park. Grand Teton National Park got its name from the extraordinary Grand Teton mountain range. The park is popular among outdoor enthusiasts that enjoy mountain climbing, wilderness watching, bicycling, fishing, kayaking, and hiking. 

Big Hole National Battlefield

Only a 3 ¼ hour drive from The Wilson Hotel. 

Big Hole National Battlefield is recognized as a national historical site and a memorial to those who fought in the battle. The battle took place in 1877 between the U.S. Army and the Nez Perce people. Today, people travel from near and far to gaze across the battlefield and admire the physical features and natural systems, including the mountain slopes, meandering river, hillside horse pastures, and more. 

Glacier National Park

Only a 5 ¾ hour drive from The Wilson Hotel. 

In Montana’s Rocky Mountains, you’ll find the breathtaking Glacier National Park. Here you’ll discover glacier-carved peaks and vast valleys that reach the Canadian border. You can explore the park and choose from over 700 miles of hiking trails. A must-visit feature of Glacier National Park is Going-to-the-Sun Road, a famous scenic route with picturesque views and winding roads. 

Make the Wilson Hotel in Big Sky Your Home Base

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When you head out on your road trip to Montana’s National Parks, you’ll need somewhere to call your home away from home. The Wilson Hotel in Big Sky is the perfect location. When you stay with us, an unforgettable adventure is always within reach! 

The Wilson Hotel perfectly embodies the epic beauty and undeniable charm of Big Sky Country. Our gorgeous Residence Inn is waiting to offer you a superior lodging experience and perfectly blends the thrill of mountain living with the sophistication and functionality of the modern hotel. Each guest suite features artful decor, spacious living, and, most importantly, instant access to all of the most exciting things to do in Gallatin County.

It’s time to start planning! Check our availability and get excited about your much-needed vacation today. 

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