August 21st, it's coming! Though Montana isn't in the direct path, there are some places to view it in southwestern Montana.  We will be able to view 92% of the sun blocked by the moon during the eclipse. 93% in Billings  That's still pretty good!  

For Montanans, the best viewing time will be around 11:30 a.m the 21st. Just make sure to wear protective eye wear!

We have so much open space here, this is a great time to take the afternoon off and hike out to a great spot.  Here are a few:

Stone Creek Trailhead

Jackson Creek Trailhead

Johnson Canyon Trailhead

Natural Bridge Falls Picnic Area

Spanish Creek Picnic Area

 

For more spots, visit Receation.gov.