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SPRING, SUMMER and FALL in 
MONTANA

This region in Nothwest Montana, in the shadow of the mighty and rugged Rockies, is known as the Crown of the Continent. The name is a reference to the wild lands of Glacier National Park and Bob Marshall Wilderness, but we think it's also a fitting title for the Flathead Valley, which is home to year-round recreation and bustling culture. Visit in summer to enjoy millions of acres of wilderness, or in winter to play in legendary, light snowfall. Montana Basecamp, just south of downtown Kalispell, is right in the middle of it all.

Local Attractions
  • Glacier National Park
  • Flathead Lake & Whitefish Lake
  • Historic Downtown Kalispell
  • Whitefish Mountain Resort
  • Lone Pine State Park
  • Foys to Blacktail Trails

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Flathead Lake
Flathead Lake
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is a 1,583-sq.-mi. wilderness area in Montana's Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border.
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SUMMERS in MONTANA

MONTANA BASECAMP
GLACIER NATIONAL PARKS BACK YARD.


Sunlight seems to last forever during the Montana summer. Make the most of these long, golden days by biking, jogging, hiking, sightseeing, and more.

Go for a swim

Easily accessible beaches and marinas of Flathead Lake, the biggest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, are as close as 20 minutes from Kalispell. Sailors love Flathead Lake for the consistent calm breeze, while boaters and water skiers easily spread out across the its massive waters. You'll also find swimmers and divers exploring the crystal-clear, glacial currents.

Ride your bike

Use the Great Northern Bike Trail to access everything in Kalispell from breweries to boutiques. Explore Kalispell's restaurants, shops, golf courses, galleries, museums, parks, farmers markets, festivals, and more. You'll find more great biking and hiking trails at Lone Pine State Park, Herron Park Foys' to Blacktail, Pig Farm, and at more locations.

RV Camping Near Glacier National Park – Choose Montana Basecamp

The Crown Jewel of the Continent, Glacier National Park, is a 45 minute's drive from Kalispell. Drive the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road to Logan Pass, wander more than 700 miles of hiking trails, or take a whitewater raft trip on the scenic Flathead River. This park, known for its lush valleys on the west side of the Continental Divide and its dramatic, exposed peaks to the east, could take lifetimes to explore.
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SPRING and FALL

ACTIVITIES IN KALISPELL, MT

It's hard to get cabin fever in the Flathead Valley. Most activities this time of year revolve around the beautiful weather near Glacier National Park.

OUTSIDE

In Kalispell, you're perfectly positioned to access the region's two ski areas, Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Mountain Ski Area. Whitefish, sitting at the head of the valley, offers 3,000 skiable acres and has been named among Ski Magazine's top 10 ski resorts. Blacktail, with a family-friendly vibe, overlooks Flathead Lake. Both ski areas peek above the clouds on magical inversion days, where morning fog lays low and mountaintops rise toward the sun.

Nordic skiing & snowshoeing

There are also nordic skiing centers like Round Meadows, Bigfork Nordic Center, or the Blacktail Nordic ski trails. You may snowshoe on thousands of wilderness trail miles, including in Glacier National Park. In winter, the park is quiet, still, and otherworldly. Snowmobilers can find thrills on more than 200 miles of trails, as well as Forest Service roads.

Shopping and other events

For those who would rather stay inside, the same galleries, boutiques, museums, and restaurants in downtown Kalispell offer another world to explore. And despite colder temperatures, local communities still love to gather together during events like the Whitefish Winter Carnival and Martin City's Cabin Fever Days.