2021 has been one for the record books! One thing that is for certain is how beautiful the fall in southwest Montana has been. Enjoy a montage of beautiful fall foliage as well as some tourist stats from the area.
Photos by Deb Kelly
Yellowstone saw a record 921,844 visitors in August, according to the National Park Service. That brings the total tally of visitors in 2021 to above 3.5 million, putting this year on track to be the park's busiest since 2016. (travelandleisure.com)
As of August, Glacier National Park saw over 2.3 million visitors in 2021! Compared to last year, the park saw an increase of over 100% in visitation. (NPS Stats)
The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport reports show over 1.5 million revenue passengers from January through September so far this year. Compared to the 2020 season, this increases travel into the Gallatin County by 117% and up 19% from 2019. (bozemanairport.com)
Photos by Becca Quackenbush
Montana State University has a record fall semester for enrollment of first-time students at 3,871 people! Recruitment worked harder than ever to bring in more numbers than ever since 2016. (KBZK Bozeman)