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Columbia Falls, Montana

Nestled in the Northeast corner of the spectacular Flathead Valley lies a community which boasts Montana hospitality and family fun like no other. With a central location just minutes from Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, numerous golf courses, and the Big Mountain Ski Resort, you'll find year round attractions, accommodations, and dining with honest Montana flavor and value.

Not only is Columbia Falls "The Gateway to Glacier National Park", it is the pathway to a rustic and scenic alternative route to GNP at the Camas Creek Park Entrance. County Road 486, also called the North Fork Road, follows along the North Fork of the Flathead River. This river is the Western boundary of the park and has been designated a Wild and Scenic River. It is about 20 miles to Camas Creek Park entrance. The last nine miles of this roadway are not currently paved. There are many recreational sites along this rustic route.

Columbia Falls is home to a variety of industrial businesses, including Columbia Falls Aluminum Company, Plum Creek and Stoltz Land and Lumber. The residents pride themselves on maintaining the "small town" family-oriented character, which is the backbone of this community.

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Major Events and Festivals

June - September

Farmers' Market


Columbia Falls Heritage Days


House Of Mystery

Montana's only natural vortex, producing unusual gravitational energies and mystifying phenomena. A popular family-oriented attraction. 406.892.1210



Columbia Falls and the surrounding areas offer numerous camping opportunities. Whether you prefer "roughing it" in a tent, or desire all the amenities of your RV, Columbia Falls area will be a terrific area to start your vacation. For more information on camping, visit

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, the fourth largest National Park in the U.S. in the lower 48 states, is comprised of 1.4 million acres of breathtaking beauty and is one of the oldest scenic wonders in the United States. The famous Going-To-The-Sun Road, carved out of solid rock and completed in 1932, is approximately fifty miles long, bisecting the Park east and west. This breathtaking trip to the top of the Continental Divide is one of the most scenic in the world.



Columbia Falls is known as the "Gateway to Glacier National Park". With 700 miles of maintained trails in the Park, there are endless opportunities to hike in this beautiful area of Montana.


Columbia Falls is the gateway to the Flathead Rivers. The three forks of the Flathead River are part of the Nation's Wild and Scenic River System. If you are looking for Fly Fishing, Whitewater or a Scenic Float with over 225 miles of river to choose from there is something for everyone.


For more than 50 years Big Mountain Ski and Summer Resort has offered some of the best downhill skiing in the Northwest with 67 runs on 3,000 skiable acres. There is also a snowboard park, snowcat skiing, back country snowmobiling and a Nordic Center.


Montana's Flathead Valley welcomes snowmobilers. The mountains are high and the powder is deep. We are your gateway to a wonderland with approximately 200 miles of groomed trails and nearly 2,000 miles of National Forest Service roads to take you through pristine alpine forests, along ridges with spectacular views and into deep powder bowls.

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