Canyon Creek

Located on the North Fork of the Flathead River drainage, the Canyon Creek trail system offers some of the best snowmobiling in Montana. Explore over 80 miles of marked and groomed trails on the Flathead National Forest as well as an abundance of mountain riding.

Guided Tours

quickie Tour

About 2 hours on the sled. Offered morning and afternoon. Great for busy schedules, tight budgets, or novice snowmobilers!

Half Day tour

About 3 hours on the sled. Offered morning and afternoon. Great for those wanting a little more time on the mountain.

Full Day Tour

About 6 hours on the sled. Experienced snowmobilers will enjoy the extended time in Montana’s winter wonderland!

Twilight Tour

About 2 hours on the sled. Offered in the late afternoon. This tour returns after dark. Includes hot cocoa and a snack!

About Canyon Creek

The Canyon Creek trailhead begins 5 miles north of Columbia Falls on Forest Service Road 316. The trails wind through pristine alpine forests, along ridges with outstanding views and into deep powder bowls. The trails eventually arrive at the summit of Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain. Once you reach the top of Big Mountain, treat yourself to a warm drink at the Summit House complete with awe-inspiring views of the Canadian Rockies, Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley.  To see current conditions visit the SummitCam. *2021-22 update- the Summit House is limiting capacity. You may not be able to enter to purchase food/beverage. More info can be found in our FAQ section*

The Canyon Creek trail continues on past Big Mountain, crossing Werner Peak to connect with the Olney Creek and Taylor Creek trails. These trails link to Upper Whitefish Lake or into Kimmerly Basin, known for their scenic vistas. View the USFS Snowmobile map of the entire Canyon Creek trail system by clicking the map link below.


Photos from the Trail