Where Did Montana’s National Parks Rank On List of America’s Best
Thrillist recently put together a list ranking America's Top 25 National Parks - that's out of 62 across the country, by the way. Naturally, I was curious if any of Montana's happened to make the cut - and turns out, we did!
We had a strong showing - Glacier National Park came in at #13, and Yellowstone actually showed up all the way near the top, at #3. Here's what they had to say about each park:
13. Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is impossibly scenic, but as you’ve probably heard we have some climate change going on right now, and the park’s namesake is rapidly melting. There are still 25 active glaciers in Glacier, which stretches out of the US and into British Columbia and Alberta. Make sure you take a leisurely drive up Going-to-the-Sun Road, and that you also have a designated driver for later when you hit up the variety of good breweries sitting just a few minutes outside the park borders. Glacier brought in the 10th most visitors in 2018, with a total of 2,965,309.
3. Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
Oh, y’all wanted a twist? Number 1 in your hearts it may remain, but according to our algorithms, Yellowstone is Number 3 with 4,115,000 visitors. To be clear, we have the utmost respect for Yellowstone -- we made a massive travel guide for it and I nearly died testing its best hiking trails! Imminently beautiful in all weather and all seasons, Yellowstone boasts peerless geological features you’ll find nowhere else. It’s also perfectly accessible to all manner of folks -- many of the park’s most iconic attractions can be seen on a scenic drive.
Pretty cool, right? Think you'll be heading out to the parks soon now that we're getting closer to the spring and summertime?