Need to get away with the girls on a trip for a long weekend or maybe longer? Finding the perfect getaway that everyone will love can sometimes prove troublesome. Why not do something different, do something outdoors, something with breathtaking views? Montana is the perfect place for a unique experience, one you and your girlfriends will be talking about for years to come.
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Put a Little Adventure Into Your Life
Whether you and the girls are getting away from work, family, life, celebrating a bachelorette weekend, or a birthday weekend, the latest trend in travel is adventure trips — with no guys allowed, according to Travel & Leisure. More and more women are stepping away from the traditional beach trips and spa trips in lieu of something a little more venturous. So, why not head out west, to Montana? Montana offers a picture-perfect landscape from the jagged mountains to the expansive plains, the essence of Montana surrounds you no matter where you turn. However, the views are not the only thing you will find out west, there are many outdoor excursions waiting for you and your friends.
Yellowstone National Park
What is a trip to Montana without visiting the first U.S. national park, Yellowstone? This park is known for its wildlife and geothermal features like the hot springs and the geyser, Old Faithful. On top of that, Yellowstone has several different hiking trails for you and your girlfriends to explore. With trails that overlook a panoramic view of the park to trails that lead to lakes, rivers, mountain peaks, or beautiful waterfalls, you and your friends can hit up the park several times during your trip to Montana
What better way to explore the magnificent landscape that is Montana than on horseback? Horseback Riding in Gardiner Montana has different options to meet the needs of you and your girlfriends. You may choose to take a short trail ride through mountains, or a maybe little longer ride and travel to the ridges overlooking Yellowstone National Park. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous take an 8 to 10-mile ride through the wilderness where you may stumble upon elk, deer, or even a bear or wolf. Horseback riding gives you a chance to connect with nature as you and your friends take in all that nature has to offer in the picturesque terrain.
Are you and your friends adrenaline seekers? Then it’s time to brave the whitewater rapids and head down the river in a raft. For thrill-seekers, take the whitewater rafting excursions that offer overnight camping, thrills and relaxation await you as you and your friends experience one of the many activities Montana has to offer. Not only does whitewater rafting help you to relax from your daily grind, but it also allows you and your friends to reconnect as you fight the rapids together.
After hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and exploring Montana what better way to unwind than relaxing in one of the local hot springs? The hot springs are something to not be missed. Hang out with your friends catch up with each other or plan your next big adventure. Afterward, settle around a fire as you camp out away from the city. Without the city lights around, camping in Montana not only offers beautiful clear skies during the day but at night a beautiful view of the night sky filled with stars. However, if camping is not your thing, there is lodging from cabins to luxury lodges where you and your friends can relax and unwind after a full day of exploring what Montana has to offer.
Girls trips are no longer about spas and wineries but it’s about more than that. It is about reconnecting with friends. And what better way to do that than being adventurous together. When looking for outdoor adventure, Montana offers a vast array of adventures to choose from. With so many options, it can be overwhelming. However, there are several companies out there, like Flying Pig Adventures that can help guide you and make sure you and your girlfriends have a trip that you will always remember. So, girls, don’t just let the men have fun adventures, get there, explore and show the men what real adventure looks like.