Top 10 Whitefish Spring Activities & Adventures
Located in the breathtaking Northern Rocky Mountains, surrounded by towering peaks, glacial valleys, and pristine lakes, rests the charming town of Whitefish, Montana.
Glacier National Park
Whitefish is only 25 miles from Glacier National Park, a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, and the world’s first International Peace Park. Naturalist’s programs include fireside talks, hikes and boat cruises where you can learn the history of the glaciated landscapes, mountain peaks, climate zones, native wildlife, flora and fauna. More than 700-miles of hiking trails provide opportunities to explore mountain lakes, glaciers, diverse plant and wildlife including bears, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, moose, and deer.
Glacier has been called "the most beautiful piece of mountain road in the world." for good reason. A drive on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, an engineering marvel that spans 50-miles through the park’s wild interior, is a highlight for summer visitors. A national historic landmark, it can be traveled by personal car, free park shuttle, a narrated “Jammer” red bus, or Native American tour.
When the alpine sections of The Going-to-the-Sun Road are closed in the spring and fall, many miles are still open to bikers and walkers looking to explore the secrets of the park while the majority of tourists are still just dreaming about it. While the snow lingers, the main roads in Glacier are snow-covered trails. Skiers and snowshoers have the run of the park, including the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Snowmobiling is prohibited here, so quiet abounds.
Glacier Wilderness Guides provide a guided, interpretive Glacier National Park cross-country ski or snowshoeing experience too, as well as backcountry adventures.