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Fall Foliage in Montana
Fall at Big Mountain Resort, Whitefish, Montana

Fall at Big Mountain Resort, Whitefish, Montana

©Brian Schott

When to go to enjoy fall foliage in Montana
The appearance of fall color varies greatly depending on the elevation. Late-September to mid-October is typically the best time for leaf peeping in Montana. Before heading on your fall color trip, here are some resources to help you get current Montana fall foliage status:

Where to go to enjoy fall foliage in Montana

Beartooth Highway
Considered one of America's best scenic drives, the Beartooth Highway passes through Northern Wyoming and Southern Montana. You can enjoy Montana's fall foliage as you pass through the Custer, Shoshone, and Gallatin National Forests. Along the way, you'll see fabulous views of rugged mountains and alpine meadows.

Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park
The scenery along Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Road is magnificent, no matter what the month. Add in the gold and yellow hues of late-season larch and aspen and you have yet another reason to visit one of the country's great scenic wonders.

Seeley-Swan Scenic Drive
Follow State Highway 83 through the Seeley-Swan Valley within Lolo National Forest. Along the way you'll bright yellow larch reflected in the route's many lakes.

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