Grab a wetsuit and a paddleboard, and hit the little-visited lakes on the park's western edge
Saddle up for brisk days and cozy fireside nights at some of the plushest digs in the West.
America's best kept surfing secret? Missoula, Montana. Not your first guess, we know, but photographer Paolo Marchesi stumbled upon a band of dedicated wave junkies in the heart of the West. Strongwater Surf Shop doesn't have beachfront access, but the store and it's loyal followers will do anything for a few good turns. Marchesi caught up with the crew this summer for an unexpected day of endless rides on the Lochsa River.
Glamping at its finest
With sites like VRBO.com, it’s easier than ever to rent a sweet place on a spectacular body of water. These five classic lakes offer the perfect blend of isolation and comfort.
Leslie MacMillan investigates the questionable destruction of a Crow Indian religious site in Montana
From ski school and childcare to tubing hills and mini-terrain parks, these four resorts put family first.
Best for Skiing (West)
In an era of massive oil spills and increasing energy demands, why does river conservation still matter? Because free-flowing water is fun. Because it's good for the national chutzpah. And because, as these four comeback stories illustrate, saving rivers is more profitable than exploiting them.
From fresh, tropical milkshakes to buffalo steaks the size of your head, we dug up the best chow near America’s national parks.
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