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AREAS OF EXPLORATION

Montana is a vast land, and years wouldn’t allow an individual to explore all of its hidden treasures. We work with outfitters based on the area you would like to explore. Whether heading to Glacier, flying into Bozeman, or heading on a road trip to the eastern half of the state, we’ve got a little something for everyone and would be happy to craft a trip fit for the most adventurous of explorers.

Aviation Tours
Beartooth Highway

Personal Airplane, Helicopter & Hot Air Balloon Tours

Montana is a winter wonderland filled with endless opportunities for activities and adventures. Inquire about the typical tours that book weekly and showcase our most popular Montana sites, or book a private ride with your own unique destination and agenda. Explore the incredible Chinese Wall from the air, fly up to fish a secluded glacial lake, or book a hot air balloon ride over the famous Lewis & Clark trail. The possibilities are endless, you only need to let us know where you want to go!

  • Helicopter Tours Starting at $1600 per person

  • Hot Air Balloon Tours Starting at $300 per person

  • All pricing and packages are subjective and dependent on location, group size, and length of trips. 

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– James Lee Burke, author –

“The allure of Montana is like a commitment to a narcotic; you can never use it up or get enough of it. Its wilderness areas probably resemble the earth on the first day of creation.”

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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES IN NORTHWEST MONTANA

The Chinese Wall
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An Incredible Journey - The Chinese Wall

 

The Chinese Wall is a large escarpment located in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area of Montana. A remote primitive location with numerous historical and natural wonders, the rock face is one of the most well-known destinations and requested experiences. Not only is the natural beauty here simply out of a fairy tale, but the awe-inspiring work of nature is simply an adventure. 

 

The Chinese Wall makes up part of the Continental Divide, meaning water on the different sides flows into either the Atlantic Ocean (through the Gulf of Mexico) or the Pacific. While definitions of the length of the wall vary (up to forty miles) the part of the wall that is most well-defined and continuous is about twelve miles long. Hiking or packing along the wall is an experience like no other, nor is it for the faint of heart. This is a primitive location, out in the wild with unfathomably tall sheer cliffs at your back. For those who aren’t up for the journey there, a helicopter ride along the wall is still an experience of a lifetime.

  • Backpacking & Horseback Packing Trips start at $1500 per person (3 day minimum)

  • These trips are all-inclusive, rates are subjective and are based around your personal needs and desired experience!

Going to th Sun Road
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Going-To-The-Sun Road

 

Though filled with the opportunity to partake in just about any type of adventure, nobody leaves the park without driving at least a section of Going-to-the-Sun Road. Constructed during the Great Depression by Civilian Conservation Corps workers, the 50-mile route could easily double as a rollercoaster ride up and over the Continental Divide. Whether you start from Lake McDonald in the west or Lake St. Mary in the east, your hands will surely be sweaty by the time you finish this breathtakingly high and winding route.

 

Among the many landmarks along Going-to-the-Sun Road is Avalanche Creek with its ancient hemlock-cedar forest, a wicked switchback called the Loop, a roadside Weeping Wall, and the overlook for Big Jackson Glacier. The Continental Divide splits the road at the 6,646-foot-high Logan Pass, where a visitor center and bookstore provide shelter from the chilly highland weather.

Mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and marmots inhabit the rocky slopes around Logan Pass, which is also a hub for several great hikes, including the family-friendly Animal SuperHeroes Trail and the 1.5-mile nature trail to Hidden Lake. The western end of Lake St. Mary, where trails lead to three splendid waterfalls, is another great place to hike.

Apgar Village anchors the western end of the route with its lakeside hotels, restaurants, shops, and visitor center. During summer, scenic cruises run along Lake McDonald; kayaks, canoes, rowboats, and paddle boats are also available for rent. Camas Road heads north from the village to lakeshore access at Rocky Point and a bridge over the North Fork Flathead River that provides a great perch for snapping scenic shots of the front range. A rough gravel road continues into the park’s rarely visited North Fork Area and secluded camping spots beside Kintla Lake and Bowman Lake.

Highway 2 loops around the south end of Glacier, flitting in and out between the park and two national forests (Flathead and Lewis and Clark). About halfway along is Goat Lick Overlook, where you can gaze across the valley at a lofty railroad trellis and possibly spot Rocky Mountain goats clinging to the cliffs.

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SW MT Areas of Interest

SOUTHWEST MONTANA LOCATIONS OF INTEREST

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