Great Falls is in Montana, so you know there is plenty of options to recreation outdoors! Take advantage of the outdoor adventures found in Montana’s Basecamp.

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ATVs, Dirt Bikes and Dual Sport Motorcycles

The Lewis and Clark National Forest has trails open to ATVs, dirt bikes, and dual sport motorcycles. Access the trails in the Little Belt Mountains and ride flat forest roads along scenic ridge tops or rugged trails through stream beds and over rocks.

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Basketball

Great Falls Montana has half and full courts for playing in 18 parks where you can play one-on-one, pick-up games, or practice some shots. Every June, Great Falls hosts the Spring Fling Hoop Thing, a 3-on-3 tournament open to players of all levels and ages.

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Cross-Country Skiing

Eagle Falls Golf Course opens during the winter for cross-country skiiers to enjoy a designated route around the golf course perimeter. The Silver Crest Trails are located on the Lewis and Clark National Forest in the Little Belt Mountains, north of Kings Hill Pass, 6.5 miles south Neihart, MT. 

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Disc Golf

Folf, disc golf, frolf, or frisbee golf; whatever you call it, Great Falls Montana has it! The 18-hole course at Warden Park begins at the gazebo overlooking the city. The 9-hole course at West Bank Park runs along the Missouri River.

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Golf

Eagle Falls boasts four sets of tees for all player levels and also hosts winter golf. Hickory Swing Golf is an 18-hole par 60 Executive Golf Course. Meadow Lark is recognized as one of the great classic courses, and has a well-earned reputation as one of the best courses in Montana. 

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Horse Shoes

Americans have been pitching horseshoes since the Revolutionary War, and there are several pits in Great Falls. Elk’s Riverside Park has 6 pits.

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Hunting

The variation in local terrain makes Central Montana popular with sportsmen, and during hunting season, you can combine big game and upland bird into one trip. Regulations for all species and seasons can be found at Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.

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Ice Skating

Ice Skating is available both indoor and outdoor in Great Falls, allowing you to choose how you enjoy this classic winter activity! At Gibson Park, winter skating is open from dawn until dusk on the Gibson Park Pond. The Great Falls IcePlex is dedicated to providing affordable access to ice sports and activities throughout the season. 

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Pickleball

Pickleball is a fun sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong that is played indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court, and like tennis can be played singles or doubles. Great Falls has 3 official pickleball courts at Lions Park to provide enthusiasts a fun and safe space to play their favorite game.

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Rock Climbing

Blackleaf Canyon is less than an hour from Great Falls and features awesome limestone climbing in a great setting.  Memorial Falls, home to one of Montana’s best locations for rock climbing, has over 19 routes to choose from. The Hi-Line Climbing Center offers a unique indoor climbing experience unlike anything you’ve tried before. Un-roped climbing walls shorter than 15 feet [4.5m] pack a lot of punch into a small space. 

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Skateboarding

The Riverside Railyard Skate Park is a 27,000-sq. ft. [2,508 sq. m.] gem. The park is packed with dips, curves, spines, fun boxes, rails, and 100 transfers to ease between the features appeals to rookies and extreme sports enthusiasts alike. There is a full-pipe funnel that connects the two largest bowls with the intermediate 5-foot-deep bowl. Tony Hawk has even enjoyed the skate park.

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Skiing

Great Falls is rich with family-friendly ski areas, where you can enjoy the beauty, and get in lots of runs without waiting in line. Showdown Ski Resort is Montana’s First Ski Hill and offers a base area elevation of 6,800 feet (2,072m). Showdown offers two restaurants, a bar, pro shop, day care, and ski school. A triple chair lift, double chairlift, rope tow and poma lift transport skiers to 34 trails full of natural, from the sky, snow. 

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Snow Shoeing

Eagle Falls Golf Course offers snowshoeing during the winter months. The course is well marked and covers the perimeter of the golf course on the south side of the railroad tracks. The Silver Crest Trails are located in the Lewis and Clark National Forest in the Little Belt Mountains, north of King’s Hill Pass and south of Neihart have un-groomed snowshoe trails for recreational use during the winter.

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Tennis

Great Falls has several outdoor court sites to perfect your game, or enjoy a casual match among friends. The public courts at Elk’s Riverside Park offer incredible views of the Missouri River while you master your swing and serve. 7 additional parks offer tennis courts for a diverse experience

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Trap & Skeet Shooting

The Great Falls Trap & Skeet Club provides 14 Traps, 1 Skeet Field, 1 5-Stand. Annual memberships and day passes are available. The Great Falls Shooting Sports Complex is open year-round from dusk until dawn. Individual and family memberships are available to allow you to practice this sport along the stunning scenery just north of the city.