Let’s get out and do something – adventurous! If you are looking for the true base camp for activities near Glacier National Park, you found it. Welcome to Columbia Falls and the Gateway to Glacier, Montana!
Columbia Falls, Montana is where the Flathead Valley begins, located just downstream of the mouth of the Flathead River where it flows from Bad Rock Canyon. In Columbia Falls you will find several playgrounds, paved bike and pedestrian paths, and even a municipal pool that is open during the warm summer months. A drive towards Glacier National Park quickly brings you to water slides, aerial adventures and family friendly roadside attractions.
If it’s immersion in our great outdoors you are seeking, this is where the experience begins. Our gateway communities of West Glacier, Coram, Hungry Horse, Martin City, Essex and Polebridge are the portals to wild Montana. Whitewater rafting, scenic floats, unparalleled fly-fishing, mountain horseback rides, and stand-up-paddle-boarding on a multitude of placid lakes await your discovery. If you would rather earn your views, hiking and biking on hundreds of miles of trails are yours for the picking. Chances are, you’ll also earn some solitude and maybe even some face-time with the local wildlife.