Parked along U.S. Hwy 2 in Montana

After driving State Highway 20 across Washington to the Idaho border,  we continued our journey east to Glacier National Park via U.S. Highway 2 across Idaho and western Montana.  This was another exceptionally scenic route through mountainous terrain.  The colors were a lovely blend of green and yellow and gold.  Much of the highway parallels rushing rivers.  And it seemed we were never too far from a railroad track!

Morning clouds played peek-a-boo with the forested mountain slopes.

We took a short hike to Kootenai Falls near Libby, Montana.

Rushing waters by Kootenai Falls

I liked the pattern in the steps of the pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks by Kootenai Falls.

Train passes under the pedestrian bridge at Kootenai Falls.

Old barn along Hwy 2 in Montana

Another weathered barn along Hwy 2 in Montana

A cautionary tale: Montana marks the site of each highway death with a white cross. (And we saw lots of white crosses.)