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EXPLORE: Glacier View Mountain
On a recent trip a bald eagle and plenty of deer were spotted from the trail.
A burn scar from a forest fire near the North Fork of the Flathead River near Glacier National Park. - Greg lindstrom | Flathead Beacon
Just because the snow is flying and the temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors.

At 6,097 feet, Glacier View Mountain isn’t in Glacier National Park, but it does offer stunning views of the park from the west side of the North Fork of the Flathead River.

Snowshoeing up the mountain is a great winter activity, but don’t get discouraged by the five false summits you’ll cross. Besides great views, you’ll also take in plenty of wildlife.

On a recent trip a bald eagle and plenty of deer were spotted from the trail.

The 3.8-mile trail begins on the North Fork Road and is a steep climb with multiple switchbacks, which means it’s the perfect exercise to work off that winter weight.

For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/flathead

How to get there:

Drive north of Columbia Falls for about 20 miles on the North Fork Road (County Road No. 486).

The pullout is on the east side of the road, just past the Camas Road intersection, and the trailhead is on the west side.
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