Best Snowshoeing in Montana

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Montana, Flathead County

09 :33 hrs
8.9 mi
100.564026 ft

This trail begins at the Lake McDonald Lodge and follows the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is closed to vehicles in the winter from this point. The road offers breathtaking winter scenery and is an excellent way to view the park during the winter months. Choose your own turn around spot as this trail continues further.


Montana, Gallatin County

05 :09 hrs
2.5 mi
491.4309 ft

Heading west along Cinnamon Creek the trail quickly begins a pretty steady climb. This route is best for snowshoes and a little steep for cross country skiers, but can be done if you are experienced. The turnaround spot is the saddle where 2 other trails junction at. The lookout tower is in view and the trail to the tower is doable with snowshoes, but it’s a steep one.


Montana, Gallatin County

00 :30 hrs
0.9 mi
10.512451 ft

This really short ski trail is scenic and easily accessed. The route winds through enchanting forests in the Langohr campground along Hyalite Creek. There is also a popular hillside for sledding on the east side of the road.


Montana, Glacier County

08 :06 hrs
7.2 mi
101.87805 ft

This ski trail follows the popular Two Medicine Road which is closed to traffic during the winter. Some popular destinations along this trail are Running Eagle Falls (10 miles round trip) or the longer strenuous 16 mile roundtrip to Two Medicine Lake.


Montana, Flathead County

04 :37 hrs
4 mi
74.600464 ft

The trail to Hidden Meadow follows the Inside North Fork Road. The route crawls over low hills along the edge of the river. After approximately 3 miles, while the trail does continue on, watch for the side trail that heads to Hidden Meadow. The trail provides beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and river.


Montana, Flathead County

01 :52 hrs
1.8 mi
4.65448 ft

This trail follows along the summer bike path. The terrain along lower McDonald Creek provides easy skiing or snowshoeing through the forest with small spur trails along the way. This is a great area for families to explore and enjoy the winter weather.


Montana, Cascade County

00 :37 hrs
1.1 mi
13.613525 ft

Silver Crest Snowshoe Trail is a short, easy route and is the only snowshoe trail in the Silver Crest Winter Trails area. The route is marked with red diamonds to distinguish it from the cross country trails. Snow shoes are not allowed on the groomed cross country trails.


Montana, Missoula County

01 :25 hrs
2.1 mi
92.31702 ft

A nice showshoe during the winter above Seely Lake.


Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

03 :58 hrs
2.3 mi
633.18823 ft

Located just inside the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park from Cody, Wyoming, avalanche peak rises above the timberline. The hike begins at picnic area on the west end of Eleanor Lake. You will likely encounter snow and wind at the higher elevations.


Montana, Flathead County

04 :04 hrs
3.4 mi
565.9088 ft

This trail begins with a gentle walk along an old dirt road. One of the first things you’ll notice on this hike is the number of dead trees that have blown over after the massive Robert Fire of 2003. Before the fire, heavy brush and timber blocked the views but now Apgar Lookout is one of the Park’s most scenic hikes. Without the thick timber this hike is a hot one so best to start early in the morning on hot days. From the Lookout, you will have views down the entire length of Lake McDonald as well as the high peaks into the heart of glacier. Unfortunately these views are partially obstructed by trees and a TV transmitter tower.

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