Motorcycling Montana is organized along the state’s six tourism regions or “Countries”, and our photos from the road are grouped that way, too. Scroll this page or select a regional gallery: Glacier | Russell Country | Missouri River | Custer | Yellowstone | Gold West. Click any thumbnail to enlarge the image.
GLACIER COUNTRY — 10 o’clock on the map, northwest region of Montana, mostly rugged mountains, heavy timber, a lot of lakes and river valleys, perhaps the state’s best riding, surrounds Glacier National Park.
RUSSELL COUNTRY — 12 o’clock on the map, north central region, big, rugged hills and buttes meet the Rocky Mountain Front, rolling prairies, lush pastures and grain fields, big river valleys.
MISSOURI RIVER — 2 o’clock on the map, north east region, big, remote land of extremes, very sparse population, small towns many miles distant, lots of winter wheat, coal, oil and plains.
CUSTER COUNTRY — 4 o’clock on the map, southeast region, vast plains, rugged hills, big river valleys, great mineral wealth below the surface, mostly rural and agricultural, good cruising country.
YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY — 6 o’clock on the map, south central region, plains abut striking mountain ranges, some timbered country, beautiful valleys with plenty of good trout waters, wraps around west and north sides of Yellowstone Park.
GOLD WEST COUNTRY — 8 o’clock on the map, southwest region, a couple of population centers but mostly rural, Montana’s primary hard rock mining area, mostly mountains and timber but some high dessert, numerous river valleys.