At Swan Mountain Snowmobiling, we aim to be Glacier Country’s premier snowmobile outfitter by offering a variety of special snowmobile tours to keep the experience fresh.
Two Hour “Quickie” Tours
Just because you are short on time doesn’t mean you have to skimp on a great experience! We have plenty of options for Flathead Valley snowmobiling. Our 2 hour “Quickie” tours take you to a picturesque location treating you to the best views around! From the top of Desert Mountain, you’ll have a jaw dropping 360 degree view covering Glacier National Park, Badrock Canyon and the Great Bear Wilderness. From the top of Crane Mountain, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Swan and Mission Mountains as well as Flathead Lake. Canyon Creek offers panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies, Flathead Valley and Whitefish Lake. These tours are the only ones of their kind in Glacier Country and an absolutely perfect solution for groups looking to squeeze an amazing two hour snowmobile experience into their winter vacation.
The most recent addition to our snowmobile offerings is truly one-of-a-kind! It’s officially the longest continuous guided tour in Glacier Country, starting North of Columbia Falls and ending in Olney, (Northwest of Whitefish). This full day guided tour connects two different forest systems (Flathead National Forest and Stillwater State Forest) for double the scenery! The journey begins with an 8:15 a.m. check in at the Canyon Creek trailhead. As we traverse up the mountain you’ll take in majestic views of the Canadian Rockies, Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park. By the time you’ve reached the Summit of Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain, you’ll have worked up an appetite so we’ll grab a hot lunch and warm up at the Summit House. For the second half of the day, we will take in a view at Werner Peak Lookout and then make our way through the Stillwater State Forest with its picturesque vistas of the Flathead Valley and Whitefish Lake. We’ll conclude our trip just as the sun starts to set around 5:00 p.m. This tour is only offered as a guided tour and requires a minimum of 2 sleds.
Start your day out right watching the sun rise over Glacier Country! Check in for our Sunrise Snowmobile Tour is two hours before sunrise and you will be with us for two to three hours. As you cruise up the groomed trail, the scenery just keeps getting better. Once you reach the top, you’re treated to spectacular views while you enjoy hot coffee or cocoa and breakfast pastries. This tour is only available on the Desert Mountain trail system.
There’s something remarkably thrilling about whipping past snow dusted trees and frozen lakes at high speeds. What makes our Sunset Snowmobile Tour that much more spectacular is the opportunity to watch the sky paint and re-paint itself over vast stretches of land completely covered in a pristine blanket of snow. Take in the beauty and wonder of a Montana sunset as you hot cocoa and tasty snacks atop a rocky mountain ridge top. The check in for the Sunset Snowmobile Tour is two hours before sunset and you should plan to be with us for two to three hours. This tour is only available on the Desert Mountain trail system.
The Cook While You Ride upgrade showcases an innovative cooking device called the Cook Pot which attaches to the muffler and uses heat from the engine to cook food while you ride. Thought you’d have to sacrifice a hot meal to be able to spend a full day snowmobiling? Not with this clever little tool! Hop on the trails and take in beautiful views and breathtaking vistas while simultaneously preparing yourself a hot and tasty snack! You can apply the Cook While You Ride upgrade to any one of our tours. To get a better idea of this ingenious device check out our photo gallery.
Many folks are new the sport of snowmobiling, and it has been many years since they “straddled a sled”. We offer refresher courses and instruction clinics either as a separate activity or as a part of any of our guided trips. Be sure to tell our friendly reservation staff your interest in additional instruction, and we would be happy to custom design a program for you and your family or group.
What clearly distinguishes Swan Mountain Snowmobiling from other snowmobile guides and rental shops is our specialized tours oriented around interpreting the astounding surroundings for our guests. On all of our trips, expect to be informed by your expert guide on the special attributes of our area and the important resource protection and stewardship responsibilities we all have to protect our National Forest. Swan Mountain Snowmobiling is please to offer specialized interpretive tours for individuals, families and groups interested in learning more about winter recreation and our precious resource on the Flathead National Forest. We offer:
- Trips with a ranger or naturalist
- Wildlife/Plant/Rock spotting checklists
- Interpretive “guests” featured on trips
Be sure to mention your interest in these programs so we can customize your snowmobile tour.
At Swan Mountain Snowmobiling, we get a kick out of providing unique vacation experiences for our guests. If you and your group have an idea about something you’d like to do, give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to work with you to customize the perfect Montana snowmobile tour for your group or family.
Find out why Swan Mountain Snowmobiling is your family’s best choice for Flathead Valley Snowmobiling!