Today, we add the solitude of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in Montana to our Summer Bucket List.
The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument covers about 375,000 acres of BLM-administered public land in central Montana. These lands hold a spectacular array of wildlife, unique geological features, endless recreational opportunities and significant historical values. The rugged landscape has retained much of its unspoiled character over the centuries and, as a result, offers outstanding opportunities for solitude and dispersed recreation.
The 149-mile Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River flows through the monument. You can float the river, fish, hike, hunt, drive for pleasure, find a little solitude, enjoy a sense of exploration or simply marvel at the variety of resources around you.
If you cannot float the Upper Missouri or visit the backcountry, you’ll still be able to experience the cultural and natural history of the monument at the Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center, in Fort Benton, Montana.
Learn more and plan your visit: http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/content/mt/en/fo/umrbnm.html
Photos: Jonathan Moor