Snowshoeing in Western Montana + Glacier National Park

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 Glacier Adventure Guides or 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.

Featured Listings

Base Camp Bigfork
8525 State Highway 209
Bigfork, MT 59911
406.871.9733
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Dancing Spirit Ranch
1600 Conn Road
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
406.300.2594
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Dog Creek Lodge + Nordic Ski Center
8775 U.S. Highway 93 N.
Olney, MT 59927
406.881.2071
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Glacier Adventure Guides
24 Seventh St. W.
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
406.892.2173
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Glacier Bear Retreat
348 Grist Road
West Glacier, MT 59936
406.848.1771 | 888.848.1771
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Glacier Nordic Club
1200 U.S. Highway 93 (Whitefish Lake Golf Course)
Whitefish, MT 59937
802.793.9292
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Iron Shield Creative
PO Box 2241
Browning, MT 59417
406-209-9891
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Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area
I-90, Exit 0
Mullan, ID 83846
208.744.1301
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Rich Ranch
939 Cottonwood Lakes Road
Seeley Lake, Montana 59868
800.532.4350
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River Meadow Ranch
3195 W. Valley Drive
Whitefish, MT 59937
410.365.9587
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FLUX Adventure Designs

Whitefish, MT 59937
4062532356
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness
323 N. First Ave., Suite 205
Sandpoint, ID 83864
208.946.9127
Moss Mountain Inn
4655 N. Fork Road
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
406-381-8931
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center
Trumble Canyon Road
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
406.260.8620
Tamaracks Resort
3481 State Highway 83 N., Mile Marker 17
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
406.677.2433
Travel Montana
PO Box 16
Red Lodge, MT 59068
888.758.8687
Whitefish Outfitters & Tours
541 Spokane Ave.
Whitefish, MT 59937
406.212.0080
News from Glacier National Park Currently, 29 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.