Whitefish Snowshoeing: Snowshoe Rentals & Tours

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Snowshoeing

Imagine setting out into the mountains on a bright winter morning and exploring the picturesque frozen landscape in solitude. Whitefish snowshoeing is a great way to deeply appreciate Montana’s natural beauty.

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  • Popular with locals in the know, Pig Farm Trails is an extensive network of trails just outside Whitefish. 
  • Snowshoers and cross-country skiers can enjoy miles of groomed Nordic Trails on Whitefish Mountain. 
  • Travel the historic route of Lewis and Clark on snowshoes as you travel Autumn Creek Trail.

Where can I go snowshoeing?

Pig Farm Trails
Barring its namesake, the Pig Farm Trails offer a beautiful and peaceful setting for snowshoeing and are very popular with locals. Located just a few miles outside of Whitefish along Route 93, the Pig Trails moves through low lying meadows and thick pine forests. 

  • Distance: 6 miles 
  • Average Time: 1 to 2 hours 
  • Elevation Gain: 300 feet 
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate 
  • Trail Type: Single-track loop 
  • Trailhead: Take Route 93 north a few miles until you see access road 424 then turn left. Follow the dirt road for about 10-miles.

Whitefish Mountain Nordic Trails
With miles of well-groomed trails, Whitefish Mountain Resort offers some of the best conditions for beginner and advanced snowshoers due to its heavy snowfall and varied terrain. Snowshoers and cross-country skiers share most of the Nordic trails which crisscross the mountain. 

  • Distance: 5.5 miles 
  • Average Time: 1 to 2 hours 
  • Elevation Gain: 730 feet 
  • Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Trail Type: Loop 
  • Trailhead: Base Lodge

Autumn Creek Trail
There might not be any better way to get up close and personal with the beauty of Glacier National Park than to trek it via snowshoe. In winter, the park is covered with a blanket of snow and without the fear of bear attacks, visitors are free to roam the backcountry. Starting at Marias Pass, the Autumn Creek Trail travels 6-miles through deep forests and remote lakes. The route traces the historic footsteps of Lewis and Clark and offers jaw-dropping views of the towering glaciers which unfold on the horizon. 

  • Distance: 6-miles 
  • Average Time : 2 to 3 hours 
  • Elevation Gain: 5,200 feet 
  • Difficulty: Moderate to difficult 
  • Trail Type: Singletrack; point to point 
  • Trailhead: The trailhead starts in West Glacier, just off Highway 2, on the summit of Marias Pass.

I am looking for a snowshoeing guide…

There are a few outfitters which offer guided snowshoe tours, particularly through Glacier National Park. Park naturalist offer guided snowshoeing tours throughout the winter, so contact Glacier National Park for more information.

Whitefish Mountain Resort and Bar W Ranch offer some greatsnowshoing tours of the surrounding areas.

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