35 facts about Montana

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21.Most popular birds in Montana.
Among others, the most popular and numerous are:

  • American robin
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Northern flicker
  • European starling
  • House finch
  • Bald eagle
  • Peregrine falcon
22.Most popular reptiles in Montana.
Among others, the most popular and numerous are:

  • Northern alligator lizard
  • Common sagebrush lizard
  • Greater short-horned lizard
  • Pygmy short-horned lizard
  • Praire rattlesnake
  • Gophersnake
  • Snapping turtle
23.Most popular amphibians in Montana.
Among others, the most popular and numerous are:

  • Northern leopard frog
  • Western toad
  • Tiger salamander
  • Long-toed salamander
  • Woodhouse's toad
24.Most popular fish in Montana.
Among others, the most popular and numerous are:

  • Bull trout
  • Burbot
  • Bluegill
  • Paddlefish
  • Yellow perch
  • Westslope cutthroat trout
25.The biggest fish ever caught in Montana was white sturgeon.
It was caught in 1968 and weighed 43,5 kg (96 lb), and was 190 cm (75 in) long.
26.The highest point in the state of Montana is Granite Peak.
The 3,904 m ( 12,807 ft ) high peak is located in Park County within Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.

It is considered the second most difficult peak (after Denali) to climb in the United States, primarily because of its harsh weather and challenging routes. The first ascent was made on August 29, 1923 by Elers Koch, James C. Whitham and R.T. Ferguson.
27.There are over 100 mountain ranges.
There is no official list of all of them, but the United States Board on Geographic Names recognizes that many. Some of them lie entirely within Montana's territory, while others extend into neighboring areas.
28.It is home to two great National Parks.
Both well-known Glacier Park and Yellowstone Park are located here. A famous tourist destination is also Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. In addition, National Parks Services offers many historical sites: 

  • Fort Union Trading Post
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • Big Hole National Battlefield
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
29.Missouri River is the longest one in Montana.
It is 3,767 kilometers (2,341 miles) long. It is a tributary river to the Mississippi River.
30.The Roe is the shortest river in the world.
It flows from the Giant Springs near Great Falls, Montana. It is only 61 m ( 201 ft ) long at its longest continuous point. In 1989, it was listed as the shortest river in the world in the Guinness World Records.
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35 facts about Montana

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