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Snowshoeing Trek Winter Trails

Trek Winter Trails

The best way to set out on a winter hike in Western Montana is to strap on a pair of snowshoes and trek the terrain. It’s pretty simple to get the hang of, easy on the budget and anyone can play. This also makes it a great winter activity for families and other groups, like reunions and corporate retreats.

Take a ranger-guided snowshoe trek through the snowy splendor of Glacier National Park or a guided trip with Whitefish Outfitters, or go your own way…just be sure to stay on the trails. Here’s a map to help you out. Many travelers to Montana wisely plan their trips to include both of our national parks: Glacier and Yellowstone. To help make the most of your time, we’ve put together several road-trip itineraries that offer authentic park-to-park experiences, including snowshoeing. For inspiration, visit Glaciers to Geysers.

We also have local outfitters and gear shops who rent snowshoes and offer guided snowshoe tours. Check out our business listings below for more information.

Avalanche safety should always be top of mind when you’re headed into the deep stuff. Carry avalanche safety gear, know the red flags of an unstable snowpack, check the avalanche forecast, and get educated in avalanche safety.

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Featured Listings

Base Camp Bigfork in Western Montana.

Base Camp Bigfork

8525 State Highway 209
Bigfork, MT 59911

406.871.9733

Dancing Spirit Ranch in Western Montana.

Dancing Spirit Ranch

1600 Conn Road
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

406.300.2594

Dog Creek Lodge + Nordic Ski Center in Western Montana.

Dog Creek Lodge + Nordic Ski Center

8775 U.S. Highway 93 N.
Olney, MT 59927

406.881.2071

Glacier Adventure Guides in Western Montana.

Glacier Adventure Guides

24 Seventh St. W.
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

406.892.2173

Glacier Bear Retreat in Western Montana.

Glacier Bear Retreat

348 Grist Road
West Glacier, MT 59936

406.848.1771

Glacier Nordic Club in Western Montana.

Glacier Nordic Club

1200 U.S. Highway 93 (Whitefish Lake Golf Course)
Whitefish, MT 59937

406.862.9498

Rich Ranch in Western Montana.

Rich Ranch

939 Cottonwood Lakes Road
Seeley Lake, Montana 59868

800.532.4350

River Meadow Ranch in Western Montana.

River Meadow Ranch

3195 W. Valley Drive
Whitefish, MT 59937

410.365.9587

Travel Montana in Western Montana.

Travel Montana

PO Box 16
Red Lodge, MT 59068

888.758.8687

Other Listings

FLUX Adventure Designs

Iron Shield Creative

Izaak Walton Inn

  • 290 Izaak Walton Inn Road Essex, MT 59916
  • 406.888.5700
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Tamaracks Resort

  • 3481 State Highway 83 N., Mile Marker 17 Seeley Lake, MT 59868
  • 406.677.2433
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Whitefish Outfitters & Tours

  • 332 Central Ave. Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 406.212.0080
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News from Glacier National Park Currently, 21.7 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

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