Plan Ahead for Unique and Unforgettable Adventures
Spring is a time of renewal and rediscovery, and Western Montana is the perfect place to find it. Glacier Country boasts extraordinary experiences, fresh mountain air and room to breathe. Hiking and biking trails are emerging from winter’s blanket, and the landscape is coming alive with wildflowers, wildlife, rushing rapids and waterfalls. Come find the magic of spring, where songbirds and big blue skies are waiting.
Begin by booking a unique lodging experience. Make a treehouse retreat your home base while exploring the Flathead Valley or set up camp in a teepee on the Blackfeet Reservation. Stay in a renovated grain silo with panoramic views in Kalispell, or trek to a yurt in the backcountry. For a luxury camping getaway (complete with electricity, an en suite bathroom and your own butler), try glamping along the banks of the legendary Blackfoot River. You can also find diverse and fun lodging options in the heart of Glacier Country’s vibrant small towns, which boast lively arts and culture scenes, live music and performing arts, local shopping, extraordinary culinary experiences—including award-winning breweries and distilleries—and ease of access to outdoor recreation.
Any local angler will tell you spring is an excellent time to be on the river with your fly rod in hand for epic hatches and dry-fly fishing. The trout are biting, the scenery is fantastic, and you might even have the river all to yourself. Our recommendation is to let one of Glacier Country’s expert fly-fishing guides take you out—they know the rivers, and they know where the fish are. For a real adrenaline rush, take to the rapids on a guided whitewater rafting trip with a local outfitter—runoff makes for raging rivers this time of year.
Glacier National Park itself is open year-round, but spring is one of the loveliest times to visit. Bicyclists are drawn to the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road this time of year before it opens to vehicular traffic. You can also hike this famously scenic road, and many other places in the park. Added bonus: baby wildlife. Please note and plan ahead: The park’s has implemented a peak-season vehicle reservation system, which begins late spring (May 26, 2023).
Come experience the splendor of spring in Western Montana—Glacier Country’s undiscovered season is not to be missed. Plan ahead, book well in advance, and enjoy the trip of a lifetime. Find your inspiration at glaciermt.com.