Columbia Falls, Montana, holds the coveted distinction of being the western gateway to Glacier National Park! Nestled in the midst of the Rocky Mountains, on the western slope of the Continental Divide, this cozy town of about 5,000 year-round residents, sits at an elevation of 3,092 feet and is situated along the shores of the Flathead River. Columbia Falls is a outdoor-lovers paradise with unbeatable fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting, cycling, swimming and more, right outside your door.
Columbia Falls is the home of the world-class Meadow Lake Golf & Ski Resort. Meadow Lake Golf Course boasts, arguably 18 of the most scenic golf holes in Montana. Rated a par 72, this well-kept Rocky Mountain golf course offers beautiful forest-lined fairways, 7 holes bordering streams and lakes, and some of the most beautiful Rocky Mountain panoramas in the northwest. Golf Digest rates Meadow Lake as a 4 1/2 Star Course and Golf Magazine calls it a "must-play" golf destination. During the winter Meadow Lake transforms into a cross-country ski resort with miles of groomed trails for nordic skiing.
Columbia Falls is a recreational paradise offering residents close proximity to some of Montana's most prized natural treasures. Columbia Falls is the closest city in the Flathead Valley to Glacier National Park's 1-million plus acres of wilderness beauty. Hungry Horse Reservoir is located only 10 miles from town and offers more than 23,800 acres of water recreation ranging from water-skiing to fishing, kayaking and swimming.
The middle fork of the Flathead River, situated just west of town, provides some of the best white water rafting opportunities in northwest Montana. There are several rafting guide outfitters located along the road from Columbia Falls to Glacier Park offering rafting, horseback riding, hiking and helicopter tours in and around the park.
Each summer during the month of July, Columbia Falls celebrates Heritage Days, a week-long event that celebrates the area's rich historical past with a variety of noteworthy guest speakers, concerts, patriotic events, games, community barbecues, parades and so much more.
Columbia Falls still offers some great buys on single and multi-family properties both in town and in the outskirts of town including Flathead riverfront properties, golf-course properties and more.
For individuals looking for a pleasant, small-town, laid-back community that is close to Glacier Park and northwest Montana's other outdoor adventures, you cannot go wrong with Columbia Falls, Montana!