Some names need no explanation. Glen, Montana lies in a narrow mountain valley between the Big Hole and Beaverhead Rivers. Glen is the perfect hideaway for anglers. Nestled as it is between the Big Hole and Beaverhead, two of the best fly fishing destinations in Montana, it would be a shame to pass through Glen without trying your luck. Brownes Lake, ten miles north of Glen on Rock Creek Road, boasts huge Rainbow Trout begging to be caught. The three hundred acre lake provides a boat ramp and designated camping. For added spice, come up in winter and try your luck on the ice. Or, head over to the Kalasta Bridge or the Glen State Fishing Access for a day of floating and fishing the Big Hole.
In 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition west of Glen as they travelled down the Beaverhead River. By that point in the journey, the expedition dearly needed to find Native peoples from whom they could acquire horses in order to make the trek over the continental divide. Sacagawea, the expedition's Shoshone guide, spotted the distinctive Beaverhead Rock formation (so named for its resemblance to the head of a swimming beaver) and assured the expedition that her relatives would be close. A few days later, they did meet up with a band of Shoshone led by her brother. Today, visitors can follow the Lewis and Clark trail and make a stop at Beaverhead Rock State Park.
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