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A Lifetime of Recreation in Montana’s Island Ranges

Think Great Falls is all alone out on the Great Plains, far away from the mountains? Look again. You can clearly see the Little Belts, Big Belts, Adel, Highwoods mountain ranges and a slew of one-of-a-kind mountainous “buttes” from town, as well as the main “Front” of the Rocky Mountains and the Scapegoat and Bob…

What to Do in State Parks Near the Basecamp

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning land in Montana, we have good news: you already do. Our state parks offer some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities under the Big Sky, and a few of our finest parks are easy to enjoy from Great Falls. Giant Springs Imagine standing on the banks of North America’s…

Top Spots For Snowshoeing In the Basecamp

When the temperature drops in Great Falls, it’s time to get out and explore. Snowshoeing is an easy, low-impact way to enjoy winter, and some of the best spots are close by. Be sure to check the forecast, dress appropriately and bring extra food, water and gear to ensure a safe and enjoyable walk. Silver…

3 Days, 3 Diverse Landscapes

I don’t get out and hike near as much as I want to – but who really does? August provided me one perfect weekend to use Great Falls as my basecamp and head out to explore North, West & East – three days, three different landscapes to view – all while relaxing with good food…

5 Only in the Basecamp Winter Landscapes

Pause just a moment and take in these 5 Winter Landscapes, found in or minutes from Great Falls, Montana. Giant Springs State Park Canadian Geese soar above the confluence of the Roe River and the Missouri River at Giant Springs State Park, Montana’s most visited!   The Little Belt Mountains Take a drive just minutes…

What’s Up Under the Big Sky

With the recent Solar Eclipse, interest has peaked into star gazing, and Great Falls Montana is one of the best spots to gaze into the galaxy. With low city light pollution, you can view the sky with an unobstructed view without leaving Great Falls. There’s never a bad time of year to star gaze, but what…

My Day At Morony

Ribbons of gold lined the county road off Highway 87 as I made my way to Morony Dam in the early morning, trying to beat the heat of what was slated to be a scorching day in July. My timing seemed perfect, as I enjoyed the leisurely drive singing along to Emmy Lou on the…

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