Only one snow travel machine can barrel down miles of backcountry in winter—a snowmobile. If you want to take in miles of snowy scenery, snowmobiling is the way to go.
Outside Glacier National Park, snowmobiles tour over miles and miles of forest roads. Because the roads are groomed, you can drive a snowmobile even if you haven’t had previous experience. These snowmobiling routes tour into the mountains of the surrounding Flathead National Forest. But they also climb to vistas to take in the rugged, snow-covered peaks of the park.
One of the best trips tours forest roads to the summit of Big Mountain. There, among the snowghost trees, you’ll take in grand views. Plus, you can eat lunch at the Summit House of Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Swan Mountain Snowmobile Tours provides all the necessary gear—snowmobiles and outerwear. If you are competent to go on your own, you can rent a snowmobile and be your own guide. Otherwise, hire a guide.