Books for Vacation & Travel in Montana

An enjoyable trip to Montana begins with planning. Information is key. Fortunately, numerous authors have written books aimed at sharing information about the state.  Amazon is a good bet to get a book quickly. Abebooks lists books offered for sale by used book stores.




Start reading one or more today and then head out to Montana, The Treasure State. Here are some books to consider:

  • Camping Montana: A Comprehensive Guide to Public Tent and RV Campgrounds by Kenneth Graham
  • Hiking Montana: A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hikes by Bill Schneider
  • 100 Classic Hikes: Montana: Glacier National Park, Western Mountain Ranges, Beartooth Range, Madison and Gallatin Ranges, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Eastern Prairies and Badlands by Douglas Lorain
  • Day Hikes Around Bozeman Montana Including the Gallatin Canyon and Paradise Valley by Robert Stone
  • Day Hikes Around Missoula Montana Including the Bitterroots and the Seeley-Swan Valley by Robert Stone
  • Fly Fishing Montana by John Holt
  • Ghost Towns of Montana: A Classic Tour Through the Treasure State’s Historical Site by Shari Miller
  • Montana: A History of Two Centuries by Michael P. Malone
  • Biking the Great Northwest: Twenty Tours in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming by Jean Henderson
  • DeLorme’s Atlas and Gazetteer: Montana
  • Montana Road & Recreation Atlas




  • Moon Glacier National Park by Becky Lomax
  • Compass American Guides: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
  • Montana State Parks by Erin Madison and Kristen Inbody
  • Moon Montana [state travel guide]
  • The Ultimate Montana Atlas and Travel Encyclopedia, by Michael Dougherty
  •  Montana for Kids: The Story of Our State by Allen Morris Jones
  •  Montana Unforgettable by Chuck Haney and als.
  • A Traveler’s Companion to Montana History, by Carroll Van West
  • Hidden Montana by John Gottberg Anderson
  • Badluck Way: A Year on the Rugged Edge of the West, by Bryce Andrews
  • The Journals of Lewis and Clark by Bernard DeVoto
  • Yellowstone: A Land of Wild and Wonder by Christopher Cauble
  • Night of the Grizzlies by Jack Olsen
  • Montana Wildlife Viewing Guide by Carol Fischer
  • Going-to-the-Sun-Road: Glacier National Park’s Highway to the Sky by C.W. Guthrie
  • Mammals of Montana by Kerry Foresman
  • Montana Nature Set: Field Guides to Wildlife, Birds, Trees, and Wildflowers of Montana by James Kavanaugh
  • Roadside Geology of Montana by David Alt
  • Rockhounding Montana: A Guide to 100 of Montana’s Best Rockhounding Sites by Montana Hodges
  • Grizzly Bears: A Falcon Field Guide by Jack Ballard

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