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The state of Montana is located in the Northwest of America and became a part of the United States in 1889. The state's name comes from the Spanish word monta$ñ$a, which means mountains. Montana's name points to the biggest attraction of the state, the Rocky Mountains.
The mountains cover one third of the states area which is roughly the same area as Bayern and Baden-Wuerttemberg together.
: Skiing in the Rocky Mountains.
Abb. 1: Skiing in the Rocky Mountains.
The highest mountain of the Rocky Mountains is Mount Elbert with 4.401 meters. The high mountains of the Rockies are famous for their skiing areas. There are 98 skiing areas in the Rocky Mountains where you can ski, snowboard or sled.
If you like slower activities, you can go hiking on one of the many trails and discover the local animals. There are herds of elk walking around the wide forests, bisons trotting over the grasslands and bighorn sheep climbing rocky paths. Many of the animals you could see, do not want to see you. So try to be quiet when you are outdoors.
: A Bighorn Sheep in the Rocky Mountains.
Abb. 2: A Bighorn Sheep in the Rocky Mountains.
Maybe then you will be able to see a wild elk. When you are already out in the nature, take a look at the Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. The world famous geyser shoots every 100 minutes water out of earth into the air. This happens because water comes in contact with magma inside of the earth.
If your parents think about their next vacation, tell them about Montana. It is an interesting state and there is much to discover.
: An advertisement for Old Faithful Geyser.
Abb. 3: An advertisement for Old Faithful Geyser.