Kalispell

Located in northwest Montana between Whitefish, Glacier National Park, and Flathead Lake; Kalispell is the perfect basecamp for your next adventure.

Top Adventures in Kalispell

  • 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 ...

  • Paddle North Flathead Lake

    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 paddlebo...

  • Hike to Blaine Mountain

    To reach the trailhead for this hike, it is about an hour's drive from nearby Kalispell. You will drive around Hungry Horse Reservoir on the West Side Road, and turn off onto Doris Creek Road. Be sure NOT to get this mistaken with the nearby Doris...

    7.3 miles 2350 ft gain

  • Drive around Hungry Horse Reservoir

    About 100 miles of mostly gravel roads (14 miles of pavement) will take you around this beautiful reservoir.  With that many miles of road and the shoreline to go with it, it is obvious that there is plenty to see and do in the Hungry Horse area. ...

  • Hike to Summit of Mount Aeneas

    This hike can easily be overlooked since it is in such a geographically rich area, with Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness so close, but it is absolutely a hidden gem that doesn't get enough attention. Mount Aeneas sits at just ...

    6 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Backpack to Black Lake

    Begin at Camp Misery (elev. 5,717 ft). This is a total misname by the way! It should be titled Camp On The Way To Awesomeness! Anyway, head .6 miles on Trail 8 to the intersection of trail. From here turn right on Trail 68 and hike .7 miles until ...

    7 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Backpack to Clayton Lake

    From the Camp Misery Trailhead (elev. 5,717 ft) take the left Trail 8 for .6 miles. At the junction continue left for a 1.3 mile gently ascent into Jewel Basin. Nearing Twin Lakes continue left on Trail 7 for .6 miles until you reach Trail 55. Con...

    9 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Ski and Snowboard Whitefish Mountain Resort

    Whitefish Mountain Resort is located on Big Mountain, just a 10 minute drive from downtown Whitefish. The resort hasn't left it's mom and pop roots, even though it is up to date with state of the art equipment, the hometown local vibe prevails.Mo...

  • Mountain Bike Big Mountain

    Biking Big Mountain is a must-do when traveling to the scenic Flathead Valley. After leaving the town of Whitefish driving North, turn onto Big Mountain Road (big sign can't miss it). Drive up the road to the Village, purchase a day's ticket if ...

  • Hike Whitefish Mountain via the Danny On Trail

    The Danny On Trail starts from the base area of Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort and zig zags its way up to the summit. The trailhead is near the Chalet building/Hellroaring Saloon upper parking lot (there's a big sign). The trail passes through Doug...

    7.6 miles 2250 ft gain

  • Kayak to Wild Horse Island

    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...

  • Swim in Graves Bay Swimming Hole

    To get to this swimming hole you drive south from Hungry Horse on the West Side Road (Forest Road 895) 33.6 miles to the Graves Creek Campground. Park in the small parking lot with the bear box and outhouse, opposite the campground closer to the l...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Kalispell, Montana

      The Barn

      The Barn was built in 1896 and in 2006 owners Andy and Melanie did an extensive remodel and turned it into a 4 bedroom 3 bath home. This 4 bedroom property sleeps up to 10 guests. The Barn is loc...

      From $375/night

    • Kalispell, Montana

      1896 Farm House

      This is a working farm with goats and 14 baby kids! American Guinea Hogs and piglets. We feed our chickens Montana Organic grain and they run free in the back pasture so their eggs are extra specia...

      From $450/night

    • Whitefish, Montana

      Whitefish / Kalispell North KOA

    • Columbia Falls, Montana

      The Cedar House

      This four-bedroom, three and a half bath cabin is built on the far shore of the large 14-acre pond. It has natural cedar siding and a long porch facing the water. It also has a private lawn on the ...

      From $727.50/night

    • Columbia Falls, Montana

      The Bunkhouse

      This unique, stable-like building has seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and three lounge areas surrounding the central hall with its clerestory ceiling. Each bedroom has a large window-wall faced with...

      From $900/night

    • Columbia Falls, Montana

      The Little White House

      This one-bedroom cottage is right beside the large pond. It was once located a mile away next to the Halfmoon Schoolhouse. It was built as the schoolmarm’s living quarters. Once it was moved, a new...

      From $317.50/night

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