Montana Recreation: By the Numbers

We’ve all heard the accolades from national publications about the outdoor paradise that is Bozeman and Montana in general. But what does all the hype amount to? A lot of dough, that’s what—and a booming recreation and tourism economy. (Montana’s not alone; outdoor recreation is the third-largest sector in the American economy, behind financial services and healthcare.) Here are some numbers to ponder—numbers with a lot of zeros behind them. Check out this graphic for details. —the editors