Snowy Springs Outfitters Inc.
Essex, MT
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WILDERNESS ADVENTURES exploring the west side of Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, departures are on the southern & eastern boundary of Glacier National Park, this area includes the majestic Middle Fork of the Flathead River.

WHAT IS WILDERNESS - an area set aside to provide the opportunity to experience the great Rocky Mountains with little or no human presence, the only way to explore is by horseback, foot or floating the river. No motorized vehicles or equipment here, nothing with wheels. Truly an experience of going back in time. Its pack it in & pack it out.

Shawn and Capri Little of Essex, Montana are experienced backcountry guides and packers, plus avid rodeo competitors. They, along with their experienced crew are prepared to take you on a wilderness adventure that will provide memories for a life time.

Snowy Springs offers day and overnight trips into this majestic wilderness area, allowing guests to experience the taste of a real pack trip in a smaller package. Go from your trusted mount to your raft without seeing civilization.

The adventures vary from half day to multi day trips, horseback riding or ride & raft. Great fishing that can be added to any adventure!!

Contact us and we will help you plan your wilderness adventure to fit your desires and budget.

Snowy Springs Outfitters, Inc. was established in 1987 by Shawn Little, licensed Montana outfitter #2480 and has been family owned & operated since that time. Snowy Springs operates through USDA Forest Service Wilderness Permits.

Snowy Springs has partnered with Wilderness River Outfitters for the rafting portion of these adventures. WRO is also a family-owned and operated company, established in 1972 they have been providing quality wilderness adventures ever since. WRO operates through USDA Forest Service Wilderness River Permits.

With the experience of these two long-term family-owned companies you can't go wrong. They believe in running quality trips and giving clients the best wilderness adventure possible. With a combined 73+ years of experience Snowy Springs & Wilderness River Outfitters know how to keep their clients safe, happy and inspired by their wilderness adventure.

Hours + Season of Operation

Season: Seasonal

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Backcountry Camping
Bear Hunting
Big Game
Bow Hunting
Day Tour
Deer Hunting
Elk Hunting
Fishing Trips
Float Trips
Fly Fishing
Group Camping
Horseback Riding
Meals Included
Outdoor Activity
Overnight Pack Trips
River Fishing
Stream Fishing
Tent Camping
Trail Rides
Water Recreation
Whitewater Rafting
Wildlife Viewing
Family Fun

Services Offered

Corporate Rate
Equipment Rental
Fishing Licenses
Horse Corral
Major Credit Cards
Pack Animal
News from Glacier National Park Currently, 17 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.