The leaves have started to turn in Montana’s autumn season and it won’t be long before the tamaracks and other deciduous trees put on a colorful show for us. The weather.com website has made it easy for tourists and locals alike to track which regions have the best foliage color changes by providing daily updates which can be found here.
photo courtesy Roger Peterson Flickr
If you want great views of Glacier National Park or Flathead Valley and Lake, head to the summit of Big Mountain at Whitefish Mountain Resort. The Summit Trail is eight miles long and 7,000 feet high. Here, you will see golden hues of larch and aspen along with red hues from Montana’s huckleberry bushes.
Missoula is also a great fall destination to view fall colors, with numerous biking and hiking trails close to the river.
Any changes in the leaves and colors will be updated on a regular basis. For now the leaves have just started to turn so there is lots of yellow, and not much red/orange, but those peak colors should only be a week or two out and updates can be found here.
feature photo: Brian Schott