The Great (Falls) Outdoors

Find your perfect outdoor activity right here in Great Falls’ backyard

You don’t have to be a cowboy or professional mountaineer to play outside in Montana - we have something for everyone.

There’s no shortage of things to see in Montana from the stunning Rocky Mountains to majestic wildlife. The beauty of living in Great Falls is that some of the very best places to visit in Montana are located in our backyard such as the Bob Marshall Wilderness, the River’s Edge Trail running along the Missouri River through town and prime winter sports at Showdown. Great Falls’ wilderness is for the explorer in each of us – whether you’re backcountry camping off the grid or cycling on our miles (and miles) of trails.

Facts & Rankings

Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself why Great Falls’ outdoors are unrivaled.

There are 57 parks maintained by the City of Great Falls.

The sun shines through a forest of lush trees in Great Falls, MT

The Missouri River is the longest river in North America and flows right through Great Falls (it’s also perfect for fishing and boating).

Two people walk their dog on a wide, flat trail next to a scenic river and hilly landscape in Great Falls, MT

Almost 60 miles long, The Rivers Edge Trail in town is perfect for runners, hikers and cyclists alike.

Great Falls is less than a 4-hour drive from bucket list-worthy destinations like Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

Skiers and snowboarders have access to 1,400 vertical feet of mountain and fresh powder at Showdown Montana


Discover the adventures and breathtaking sights at your fingertips (spoiler alert: there are a lot).

Adventure Awaits

Hiking Trails

Whether you’re looking to unplug and wander for hours or just soak up some sunshine, we’ve got a trail for you.

Show Me The Way

Gear Up

Take it from a Montanan: gear matters. Make sure you have what you need for both comfort and performance.

Gear Check

Winter Sports

Toss the Snuggie aside and break out your ski boots. Discover the multitude of Great Falls’ winter sports.

Fresh Powder, Please

Hunting & Fishing

Welcome to Great Falls, a hunter’s and fisher paradise. Learn where to go and what permits you need.

Go Hunting

Water Sports

Nothing beats wading in a clean, crisp river – except river sports, of course. From waterskiing to kayaking – we’ve got it all.

Go with The Flow

Resources for outdoor enthusiastis

If you’re a veteran of the outdoors, we’ve got you covered. We’ll give you the inside scoop.

Born To Roam

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