Bear Creek Trailhead

Montana Winter Hiking

Skalkaho Pass, Montana

We enjoyed FANTASTIC guests over the Christmas holidays! Our home was filled with happy people and Kevin made us some great breakfast that were filled with Christmas spirit! Everyday, when the kitchen was cleaned, Kevin and I embarked on grand adventures, very close to home!

On the first day, we snow shoed at Bear Creek, just about ten minutes away. The Bassets and the Chi-weeny were so happy to have a day in the forest. The weather here has been mild, hovering around 32 degrees, with sunshine and no wind. Dressed appropriately, this is great winter weather! The trail had a little fresh snow and was just gorgeous! The trail is an easy hike and every step has a postcard view!

Not your typical trail hounds...
Not your typical trail hounds…

The trail was easy enough that Dolly and Delilah hiked a record 2 hours of trail time. That is really sayin’ something for these lazy hounds.

Day 2 we decided to snowshoe at Skalkaho Pass, about a half hour south of the B&B. There is a funny thing about snow shoeing. It requires snow shoes. We forgot those at home. (UH hum!) The trail there is frequently used by snowmobilers and cross country skiers, and was therefore, nicely groomed. Our snow shoes were not required! We hiked about 3 miles along ‘heaven on earth’. (Those of you who know me, know that to me, heaven is fresh snow and warm coat!) The sights were so breathtaking! Beautiful snowy babbling brook, wildlife galore, and majestic mountain peaks were in every direction! I just could not get enough!

Bear Creek Trailhead, Montana. Every step on this easy trail features a postcard panorama!

We are so lucky to live in a vacation destination. We have many guest who spend a few nights on the Montana trails then spend a few nights of “recovery” in the comforts of the B&B. That seemed like a great idea to me. A roaring fire and hot bath were the perfect ending to a perfect weekend!

If you are ready to book your Montana winter hiking adventure, give us a call at 406-777-5205 or easily book online!

Hiking in western Montana, Skalkaho Pass
Hiking in western Montana, Skalkaho Pass

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