Gates Of The Mountain, Montana: Attraction Review

by Kerwin McKenzie on December 3, 2019

Gates of the Mountain

 

In September 2019, I was invited by the Southwest Montana Tourism Board to explore the region. One of the places we visited was The Gates of the Mountains just north of the state’s capital of Helena, MT. Check out this review of the attraction.

 

Missouri River Entrance to the Gates of the Mountains Missouri River Entrance to the Gates of the Mountains

 

 

The tour boat and the river The tour boat and the river

 

 

The tour boat The tour boat

 

 

 

Have you been to this region?

 

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

 

 

Here is a video of our drive from the highway down to the lake where we boarded our tour boat.

 

 

 

Where Is It Located?

 

The Gates of the Mountains is about a 20 minutes drive north of the capital city of Helena. It sits on the mighty Missouri River.

 

 

 

What To Do

 

Take the boat tour down the river. The mountains are very tall and tower above you. The Guides are very knowledgeable, so you will learn a lot about the region. The unique thing is the our driver turned the boat around so everyone can get a good view of what he is talking about.

 

Boatmaster Boatmaster

 

If you’re lucky you’ll see some wildlife, birds and even cows as you go down the river as well as speedboats; lots of speed boats.

 

speed boats along the Missouri River speed boats along the Missouri River

 

There are places you can camp along the river as well. Just ask at the front desk when you get your ticket.

 

Gates of the Mountain Boat Bay Gates of the Mountain Boat Bay

 

 

People on the boat on the Missouri River People on the boat on the Missouri River

 

 

Where To Stay

 

Helena is a good place to stay as you are so close to the state’s capital city.

I stayed at the Best Western right in the heart of the city and was quite happy with it all.

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Additional Information

 

You can find more information at

Visit Montana: https://www.visitmt.com/listings/general/specialty-tour/gates-of-the-mountains-boat-tours.html or at http://www.gatesofthemountains.com/.

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