Day Trips | Kalispell

Bucket-List Worthy Adventures

In Kalispell

There’s something for just about everyone in Kalispell, but sometimes the choices can be overwhelming. That’s where we can help. Check out all the suggestions below to find options for the history buff in your life, where to get your winter fix, what places work best for the little ones, where to see a big-city caliber stage show and a whole lot more.

Road Trip – Great Falls to Kalispell: Driving Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front

Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, complete with gorgeous views of mountains, plains and charming small towns is a highlight on the stunning 224-mile-long drive between from Great Falls and Kalispell. Highlights include stops along the Dinosaur Trail, wildlife and snow-capped mountains between East Glacier and West Glacier and the scenic and wild Flathead River.

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Autumnal Bliss

Fall is considered by many locals as their favorite time of year with warm days, cool nights, quieter trails and beautiful fall foliage dotting the landscape. Whether you venture into the mountains, on a local trail or take a stroll on the avenues of downtown Kalispell, you’ll find a vibrant palette of color and your own sense of autumnal bliss.

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Missoula to Kalispell, Cruising U.S. Highway 93

Montana is made for road-tripping and one of the most scenic routes is along U.S. Highway 93 between Missoula and Kalispell. You’ll take in sweeping views of the Mission Mountains and Flathead Lake and slow down when traveling through charming small towns worth exploring.

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Fire Pits and Fireplaces at Kalispell Hotels

Fireplaces provide an extra dose of warmth and serve as the perfect backdrop for roasting marshmallows and telling stories. No matter what time of year you visit, after a day of soaking up as many adventures as possible in our mountain town, chances are you may want to cozy up by a warm fire at your hotel.

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Looking for a place to spend the day? Check out all the links below for some of the must-see places in and around Kalispell.

Glacier National Park

There’s a reason Glacier National Park is called the Crown of the Continent. Inside the park’s 1 million acres you’ll find glacial-carved terrain, rushing waterfalls, snow-covered mountain peaks and 734 miles of trails, all perfectly complemented by the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is a drive that can only be described as epic.

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Flathead Lake

Thousands of years ago, the glaciers that carved the stunning landscapes of Glacier National Park pushed their way down into the modern-day Flathead Valley and sculpted Flathead Lake. The largest natural freshwater lake in the West, Flathead Lake sits in northwest Montana and is a sprawling blue jewel at the base of the Swan and Mission mountain ranges. Encompassing nearly 200 square miles, the lake has 185 miles of shoreline and a depth of 370 feet.

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Lone Pine State Park

With a bird’s-eye view of the Flathead Valley, Lone Pine has 7+ miles of mixed-use trails, from well-surfaced routes to steep single-track that meander through the park’s colorful forested terrain.

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Jewel Basin

Jewel Basin area offers 15,349 acres of wilderness that includes 27 lakes and 35 miles of trails. Trails are easy to access at the parking lot, Camp Misery.

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Book Your Stay

No matter your lodging preference, Kalispell has an array of options. From family-friendly accommodations to historic stays, explore our offerings below.

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