Best Snowshoeing in Montana

This list represents the most popular snowshoeing in Montana. Use this list to plan your next Montana snowshoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 MacDonald Pass

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    Helena, MT

    MacDonald Pass is one of a few places where a major winter road crosses the Continental Divide, offering easy access to ski trails. The Forest Service maintains a trail system just east of the ...
    •  Day use
    •  10.2 miles
    •  Guide

    MacDonald Pass is one of a few places where a major winter road crosses the Continental Divide, offering easy access to ski ...

  • #2 Rattlesnake Recreation Area / Rattlesnake Wilderness / Patti Canyon

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    Missoula, MT

    Rattlesnake is an intimidating name, but according to local U.S. Forest Service officials, no rattlesnakes shimmy along the route. The name, it seems, dates back to the early days of Missoula ...
    •  Day use
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    Rattlesnake is an intimidating name, but according to local U.S. Forest Service officials, no rattlesnakes shimmy along the ...

  • #3 Avalanche Lake / Going to the Sun Road

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    West Glacier, MT

    Romantic legend has it that Going to the Sun Mountain, and later the road, is named for a mystic Indian who ascended the 9,642-foot peak to join the sun in eternity. The road, 52 miles long, ...
    •  Day use
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Romantic legend has it that Going to the Sun Mountain, and later the road, is named for a mystic Indian who ascended the ...

  • #4 Lolo Pass

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    Lolo, MT

    Lolo Pass is in the Bitterroot Mountains, a mountain range 470 miles long. The peaks are 6,000 to 7,000 feet high, with thick, timbered habitat that is home to elk and other wildlife. Lolo Pass ...
    •  Day use
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Lolo Pass is in the Bitterroot Mountains, a mountain range 470 miles long. The peaks are 6,000 to 7,000 feet high, with thick, ...

  • #5 Red Lodge Area Trails

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    Red Lodge, MT

    Red Lodge, named for the color of the Crow Indians’ tipis, sits at the base of the Beartooth Mountains. In the late 1800s, miners came by the hundreds to dig coal for the Northern Pacific Railroad. ...
    •  Day use
    •  Guide

    Red Lodge, named for the color of the Crow Indians’ tipis, sits at the base of the Beartooth Mountains. In the late 1800s, ...

  • #6 Blacktail Mountain

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    Lakeside, MT

    Blacktail’s trails offer fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, the Flathead Valley, and Flathead Lake. Often, when the Flathead Valley floor is under fog or clouds, Blacktail visitors ...
    •  Day use
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Blacktail’s trails offer fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, the Flathead Valley, and Flathead Lake. Often, when ...

  • #7 Bohart Ranch and Bozeman Area Trails

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    Bozeman, MT

    Bohart Ranch sits in the historic and rugged Bridger Canyon below the Bridger Mountain Range. The Bridgers are named for mountain man Jim Bridger, who led wagons to Bozeman and nearby gold p ...
    •  Day use
    •  Guide

    Bohart Ranch sits in the historic and rugged Bridger Canyon below the Bridger Mountain Range. The Bridgers are named for ...

  • #8 Big Prairie and Bowman Lake

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    Columbia Falls, MT

    The tiny community of Polebridge is situated just outside the western boundary of Glacier National Park and is 22 miles on rough road from the Canadian border. The gravel road into Polebridge ...
    •  Day use
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    The tiny community of Polebridge is situated just outside the western boundary of Glacier National Park and is 22 miles on ...

  • #9 Jewel Basin

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    Bigfork, MT

    Jewel Basin is a 15,000-acre hiking area north of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. No motor vehicles are allowed in Jewel Basin, although snowmobilers utilize the access road and nearby snowmobile ...
    •  Day use or camping
    •  40 miles
    •  Guide

    Jewel Basin is a 15,000-acre hiking area north of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. No motor vehicles are allowed in Jewel Basin, ...

  • #10 Round Meadows

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    Whitefish, MT

    Although Round Meadows is only 13 miles from Whitefish, it presents a rural ski experience. It’s rare that skiers will encounter other ski parties on this trail system. Trails travel through ...
    •  Day use
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Although Round Meadows is only 13 miles from Whitefish, it presents a rural ski experience. It’s rare that skiers will encounter ...

  • #11 Big Hole Battlefield

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    Wisdom, MT

    The National Park Service reminds visitors that the Nez Perce consider this a sacred place. Winter is considered a time for the people of the doomed encampment to sleep. Self-guided snowshoe ...
    •  Day use
    •  10.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The National Park Service reminds visitors that the Nez Perce consider this a sacred place. Winter is considered a time for ...

  • #12 B Bar Guest Ranch

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    Emigrant, MT

    B Bar Ranch is a working cattle operation on the edge of Yellowstone National Park in a scenic, high-mountain basin frequented by moose, bison, elk, wolves, lynx, eagles, and other wildlife. ...
    •  Day use
    •  Guide

    B Bar Ranch is a working cattle operation on the edge of Yellowstone National Park in a scenic, high-mountain basin frequented ...

  • #13 Cooke City / Kersey Lake / Rock Island Lake

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    Cooke City, MT

    The ski trail to Kersey Lake and then to Rock Island Lake presents picturesque backdrops, a gentle backcountry experience, and the opportunity to ski into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, north ...
    •  Day use
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The ski trail to Kersey Lake and then to Rock Island Lake presents picturesque backdrops, a gentle backcountry experience, ...

  • #14 Autumn Creek

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    West Glacier, MT

    The trail begins at the historic Marias Pass, the route through the mountains for which the Lewis and Clark Expedition searched unsuccessfully. The 5,200-foot pass is one of the lowest routes ...
    •  Day use
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail begins at the historic Marias Pass, the route through the mountains for which the Lewis and Clark Expedition searched ...

  • #15 Essex Trail Complex, Izaak Walton Inn

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    East Glacier, MT

    The Essex Ski Trail system is a combination of roads and trails over gentle grades and open slopes. Different vantage points offer views into both Glacier National Park and the Great Bear Wilderness. ...
    •  Day use
    •  Guide

    The Essex Ski Trail system is a combination of roads and trails over gentle grades and open slopes. Different vantage points ...

  • #16 Alice Creek Ranch

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    Lincoln, MT

    Alice Creek Ranch is a working cattle operation and guest ranch high in the Rocky Mountains. The superbly groomed trails roll along some of the 3,000 ranch acres at the edge of the Scapegoat ...
    •  Day use
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    Alice Creek Ranch is a working cattle operation and guest ranch high in the Rocky Mountains. The superbly groomed trails ...

  • #17 Upper Madison Valley Trail, Yellowstone National Park

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    West Yellowstone, MT

    The Upper Madison Valley Trail, although easily accessible, sees few winter visitors. The trail rewards skiers with views into three states and four mountain ranges, and travelers here may see ...
    •  Day use
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    The Upper Madison Valley Trail, although easily accessible, sees few winter visitors. The trail rewards skiers with views ...

  • #18 Lone Mountain Ranch

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    Big Sky, MT

    Lone Mountain Ranch’s ski trails are the among finest tracks in the country. The combination of cold snow, impeccable grooming, and a ranch staff ratio of more than one staff person per guest ...
    •  Day use
    •  Guide

    Lone Mountain Ranch’s ski trails are the among finest tracks in the country. The combination of cold snow, impeccable grooming, ...

  • #19 South Flower Creek Trails / Libby Area Trails

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    Libby, MT

    Mountainous northwest Montana is known for thick timber, remote mountains, large rivers, and few people. Many landmarks are named for the Kootenai Indians. Libby and nearby Troy grew from ro ...
    •  Day use
    •  Guide

    Mountainous northwest Montana is known for thick timber, remote mountains, large rivers, and few people. Many landmarks are ...

  • #20 Kings Hill Pass

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    Neihart, MT

    Two trails in the Little Belt Mountains lead skiers off the top of Kings Hill Pass beginning west and then either north or south and down different drainages for all-day trips. Both require a ...
    •  Day use
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Two trails in the Little Belt Mountains lead skiers off the top of Kings Hill Pass beginning west and then either north or ...