Columbia Falls, Whitefish, Bigfork, Kalispell

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Location & Getting Here:

The Flathead Valley encompasses the communities of Columbia Falls, Whitefish, Kalispell, and Bigfork in northwest Montana and can be accessed via US 93 and US 2. Air service is centrally located at Glacier Park International Airport. Amtrak has regular east-west rail service to Whitefish, just minutes from trailheads.
Northwest Montana's Recreation Wonderland boasts over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, with nearly 2,000 miles of U.S.D.A. Forest Service roads that take you into great hill climbing, powder play areas, wildlife viewing and spectacular ridgetop views of Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Add to that more than 4,000 acres of skiing at the Big Mountain Ski and Summer Resort, ample cross-country skiing, ice fishing, ice skating and dog sledding and you have a true winter playground.
 Canyon Creek to Big Mountain begins north of Columbia Falls and crosses Werner Peak to connect with the Olney Creek and Taylor Creek trails. Continuing north, the Graves Creek/Mount Marston trail system goes over the Whitefish Mountain Range to upper Whitefish and Red Meadow Lakes. Between Hungry Horse and the Great Bear Wilderness is the Desert Mountain area and south of Bigfork, between Flathead Lake and Swan Lake, are the Crane Mountain and Allard Areas.
  220 miles
  Kalispell 2,956'; trails to 7,000'
The Flathead Valley offers a full range of visitor services, including snowmobile sales, service and rentals. Guided tours may be arranged through the Flathead Snowmobile Association. Great lodging facilities are located in each community and range from bed & breakfasts, cabins, condos, lodges and ranches to small, independent motels and deluxe, full service hotels/convention centers.
 · Flathead Convention & Visitor Bureau (FCVB), 15 Depot Park, Kalispell, MT 59901, (800) 543-3105, or Call the FCVA for a free trail guide and information on Bigfork, Columbia Falls, Kalispell, Whitefish, Flathead Snowmobile Assoc., South Fork Snowmobile Assoc., and Flathead National Forest.