Now that the weather has warmed up, people will spend more time outdoors. From hiking and camping to fishing and floating, Montana is an outdoor paradise and is known as such. As the 4th largest state in the nation and one of the most popular summer destinations, there are several terrific places to check out across the state.

Most Montanans have their favorite spots and many aren't keen on sharing them with others especially out of staters, however, one Montana spot recently made a national list.

The folks over at Travel and Leisure decided to look at the best waterfalls across the country, and Montana's entry is simply stunning and happens to be located in one of the most visited places in the state.

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Which Montana waterfall made the list as one of the best in Montana?

Montana has several falls with over 120 falls that have been named. So which waterfall is the most stunning? According to Travel and Leisure, the most impressive waterfall in the state is St. Mary's Falls.

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Credit: Canva

Located in Glacier National Park, St.Mary's Falls is certainly something to behold.

For those looking to experience St. Mary's Falls, keep in mind that it is a popular destination so parking might be a bit of a hassle, especially during the height of tourist season. The hike to the Falls is considered somewhat easy and the round trip destination is less than 2 miles.

If waterfalls are your thing, you can continue for another mile or so and check out Virginia Falls which many consider even more impressive.

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