Description: Encompassing deep glacial valleys, imposing mountain peaks, and hundreds of shimmering alpine lakes, over 700 miles of trails cross through the Crown of the Continent in northwest Montana, also known as Glacier National Park.
Birch Lake, Jewel Basin Hiking Area
Description: Thirty miles east of Kalispell in northwest Montana near Flathead Lake, Jewel Basin is a unique hiking and backpacking-only destination at the northern end of the Swan Mountain range. Over 35 miles of hiking trails wind throughout this alpine environment dotted with lakes, where stocked bodies of water invite anglers to pack their poles.
Ice Caves Trail, Crystal Lake, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest
Description: In the Big Snowy Mountain range of central Montana, thirty miles south of Lewistown, this unique trail leads to year-round ice caves that are accessible to visit. Departing from one of the best campgrounds in Montana, Crystal Lake Campground, this five-mile trail ascends over 2,200 feet in the first three miles before traversing the flat top of the Snowy Crest to the ice caves.