HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP
DO: NATIONAL BISON RANGE
The open grasslands in Moiese provide excellent viewing and photo ops (be sure to keep a safe distance).
EAT: SWEAT PEAKS ICE CREAM
Located in Whitefish, Kalispell, and Missoula. Montana dairy and other mountain ingredients give this frozen indulgence its distinctive taste.
STARTING POINT: KALISPELL
In Glacier Country, wildlife thrives on the land and water, with even the tiniest creatures eliciting wonder from kids and adults of every age. We've even mapped it all out, so you can put the phone away and be distracted by the epic views and hidden gems!
KALISPELL & BIGFORK
See "whoa!"-inducing Glacier Country scenery on horseback-or while leading a llama by the reins~with Swan Mountain Outfitters near Kalispell. Flathead Lake, the state's largest natural freshwater lake, offers prime paddling, boating, fishing, hiking, camping and swimming around Bigfork.
DAY 2 & 3
SEELEY LAKE & MISSOULA & DARBY
For vertical water, follow the Morrell Falls National Recreation Trail near Seeley Lake to Morrell Falls, a spectacular 90-foot, double cascade, Hold bugs like the kid-friendly, blue eath-feigning beetles at the Butterfly House and Insectarium in Missoula, then stop by the city's Smokejumper Visitor Center to learn about the daring souls who parachute in to fight forest fires. For a less perilous journey, hike the Lake Como Loop Trail near Darby. The 7.9-mile route is good for all skill levels and features a waterfall.