Montana: The Treasure State
I'm in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love.John Steinbeck in Travels with Charley
From the nation's first national park to the world's first international peace park, Montana is as refreshing and tranquil as it is rugged and exhilarating. With one million residents and over 140,000 square miles, we're the fourth biggest state and the sixth smallest population. But we don't mind - it leaves us with plenty of room for adventure and exploration!
- Nicknames: Treasure State, Big Sky Country, Last Best Place
- Population: 1,000,000
- Highest Peak: 12,807' Granite Peak in Absorka-Beartooth Wilderness
- 2 national parks, 17 national forests, 44 state parks