Charlo, Montana

Top Spots in and near Charlo

  • Charlo, Montana

    Photograph The National Bison Range

    5.0
    The Bison Range is open year round, however, the road is mostly closed in the winter months, so the best times are the spring, summer or fall.The Range was established in 1908 to help preserve a natural population of the nearly extinct animal. Today, between 350-500 bison roam the hills.You will...
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  • Arlee, Montana

    Explore Ewam Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

    4.0
    Situated just north of Arlee, MT; the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas is not only extremely relaxing and absolutely beautiful, but it also aligns positive properties of the physical world in a sacred architectural arrangement based on the eight-spoked Dharma wheel. Visitors can relax and enjoy the...
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  • Seeley Lake, Montana

    Hike to Crescent Lake

    9 mi / 1500 ft gain
    An hour drive north of the town of Seeley Lake Montana is the Glacier Lake Trailhead and the starting point for your hike. Glacier Lake Trailhead is a popular trailhead, and the parking lot can fill up quickly on hot summer weekends since it provides access to trails which lead to three different...
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  • Condon, Montana

    Climb Holland Peak

    11 mi / 5200 ft gain
    About 2 mi. south of Condon, MT, take Rumble Creek Road east to Cooney Lookout and park at the trailhead at 4550 ft. Follow the trail for about 1 mi. and after about 100 yards after the third bridge, look for a well worn trail heading up the hill side. Take this steep, hard-packed trail and follo...
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  • Condon, Montana

    Snowshoe to Holland Falls

    3.3 mi / 725 ft gain
    Drive on 83 through the swan until you reach the turnoff for Holland Lake. The lake, campground, ranger station, and trails are all very well marked throughout this adventure. 4WD is suggested for getting to the parking lot for Holland Lake, as some of the roads may not be plowed, and there may b...
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  • Condon, Montana

    Stand Up Paddle at Holland Lake

    5.0
    When you turn on Holland Lake Lodge road, follow the signs towards the lodge.  You will notice a sign that directs to a day use area, which is an option, but I prefer to continue to the very end of the dead end road.  There is parking and a vault toilet at the dead end along with a trailhead sign...
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  • Condon, Montana

    Holland Lake and Falls

    5.0
    3.05 mi / 561 ft gain
    Holland Lake and Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Condon, Montana.
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  • Bigfork, Montana

    Summit Swan Peak

    18.49 mi / 6180 ft gain
    This hike is about an hour drive south from Kalispell. Follow MT-83 S for about 47 mi. towards and past Swan Lake. Take a left on NF-554 and follow the road for 1.6 mi. and take a right on Squeezer Creek Rd. and follow the road for 4 mi. to a gated road and park near the gate. Follow the gated ro...
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  • Dayton, Montana

    Kayak to Wild Horse Island

    5.0
    There are many boat ramps to access Flathead Lake, but the closest location to Wild Horse Island is Dayton, MT. Dayton offers easy access with only about a 1-hour paddle to the island for the novice kayakers. Unfortunately, the boat ramp in Dayton does not have room for parking, thus it is only a...
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  • Condon, Montana

    Hike to Morrell Falls

    4.0
    2.7 mi / 150 ft gain
    From the town of Seeley Lake, travel 0.5 mile north on Highway 83. Turn east (right) on Morrell Creek Road (small green street sign) which becomes Forest Service Road #477/Cottonwood Lakes Road, and travel 1.1 miles. Turn north (left) on West Morrell Road #4353 and travel about 6 miles. Turn east...
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  • Bigfork, Montana

    Hike to Bond Lake

    5.0
    11.6 mi / 2300 ft gain
    From Kalispell, head south towards Swan Lake along Highway 83 until a sign for Bond Creek Trailhead is located on the east side oft the road near mile marker 71. Turning onto Forest Service Road #680 and after 1.5 miles, turning on FS Road #9507, the trailhead will be 2.3 miles after the intersec...
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  • Flathead National Forest, Montana

    Hike Montana's Swan Crest Trail

    47 mi
    Getting There: Coming from Seeley Lake, take the road towards Bigfork. Continue until you get to mile marker 27 and turn right into the Morrell/Clearwater turn off. Stay on the road most traveled until you dead end at the trail head roughly 7 miles up the road. Park here. The Trail: The trail ...
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  • Missoula, Montana

    Blue Mountain Lookout Deadman Ridge Trail

    5.0
    4.79 mi / 840 ft gain
    Blue Mountain Lookout Deadman Ridge Trail in Missoula, Montana is a moderately challenging hiking trail. The trail spans approximately 4.79 miles, offering a round-trip hike that takes about 3 to 4 hours to complete. The trail is marked by a steady incline, with an elevation gain of 840 feet. T...
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  • Somers, Montana

    Paddle North Flathead Lake

    5.0
    Flathead Lake is huge, and gorgeous. It's the biggest lake in Montana and certainly one worth spending some time on. The water is surprisingly warm, and the views are amazing. If you are passing through the area, find a place to rent some paddleboards and hit the water around golden hour in the e...
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  • Somers, Montana

    Kayak to Pig Island

    Drive to the North Flathead Launch in Somers, MT (15 miles south of Kalispell). Launch the kayaks and head south towards the yacht club. Once past the yacht club, paddle eastward, you should come upon a wooden shack, a number of wooden poles, and an island. Continue eastward past these various fe...
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  • Hungry Horse, Montana

    Relax at Spotted Bear Beach

    Spotted Bear Beach is a secluded white sand beach in the middle of Montana. To get here from the town of Hungry Horse, drive east on Highway 2 for ½ mile to the East Side Reservoir Road #38. Turn right (south) onto Road #38 and drive on through the town of Martin City. After two miles the pavemen...
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Camping and Lodging in Charlo

Polson / Flathead Lake KOA Holiday
Polson, Montana

Polson / Flathead Lake KOA Holiday

Old Condon Ranger Station
Condon, Montana

Old Condon Ranger Station

Owl Creek Corral
Condon, Montana

Owl Creek Corral

Holland Lake Campground
Condon, Montana

Holland Lake Campground

Owl Creek Cabin
Condon, Montana

Owl Creek Cabin

Big Larch Campground
Seeley Lake, Montana

Big Larch Campground