Where does your tour or rental start?

Depending on the trip you’ve booked, you may start from an array of trail heads. For simplicity, we will have most folks check-in with us first at our Columbia Falls office. Here we will complete necessary paperwork, distribute helmets and rental gear, and give you tailored driving instructions on getting to your trail head. For some special cases and Crane Mountain tours, we may have a different meeting point. If that’s the case, we would be sure to let you know when you are making your reservation. Most folks will need the following address to use as their check-in point:

Swan Mountain Outfitters Snowmobiling

680 Railroad Street

Columbia Falls, MT 59912

Planning your Montana adventure

Flathead Valley snowmobiling is home to some of the best Montana snowmobiling. The Flathead Valley is located in Northwest, Montana and it encompasses the communities of Columbia Falls, Whitefish, Kalispell, Bigfork and the Gateway to Glacier Canyon.

Getting to the Flathead Valley and the Swan Mountain Snowmobiling base of operations is easy:

Get Here by Plane

Air service is centrally located at Glacier Park International Airport (airport code FCA) in Kalispell, Montana right in the heart of the Flathead Valley. Sometimes flights can be more affordable in and out of Missoula International Airport (airport code MSO), which is about 2 hours south of Kalispell.

Get Here by Train

Amtrak arrives daily from the east and the west at both Belton Station in West Glacier, Montana and Whitefish Station in Whitefish, Montana. Both stations are just minutes from the Desert Mountain and Canyon Creek trailheads, respectively. The Crane Mountain trailhead is located about an hour south of these train stations. *2021- Amtrak’s passenger rail service may be altered as a result of Covid-19, make sure to check with Amtrak for service options

Get Here by Car

The Flathead Valley can be accessed by US 93 and US 2.

Car Rentals:

    • Avis*: 406-257-7148
    • Budget Rent-a-Car*: 406-755-7500
    • Dollar Rent-a-Car: 406-892-0009
    • Enterprise Rent-a-Car: 406-755-4848
    • Glacier Heli-Tours: 800-879-9310
    • Hertz*: 406-758-2220
    • National*: 406-257-7144
    • Alamo*: 406-257-7148
    • Thrifty Car Rental: 406-257-7333

*These rental car companies are located at the Glacier Park International Airport

Find out why Swan Mountain Snowmobiling is your family’s best choice for Montana snowmobiling!