Swan Mountain Outfitters and Swan Mountain Ranch are located southeast of Kalispell, Whitefish and the famed Flathead Valley of Montana.
Swan Mountain Ranch is nestled in what is known as the Swan Valley, just 7 miles south of the quaint village of Swan Lake, Montana. The Base Camp for Swan Mountain Outfitters is also located in the Swan Valley about 12 miles further down the road than the Ranch. The Swan Valley lies in the heart of the Rocky Mountains between the Swan Mountain Range and the Mission Mountain Range forming the western edge of the Continental Divide.
The Heart of Glacier Country
This area of northwest Montana is often referred to as “glacier country” and is filled with a rich abundance of wildlife due to the high concentration of protected wilderness areas in this part of the state. We are surrounded by the Flathead National Forest which includes Flathead Lake, the largest fresh water lake west of the Mississippi River. We are also on the western edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, an alpine wilderness of 1.5 million acres encompassing areas within the Flathead National Forest, the Lewis and Clark National Forest, Lolo National Forest and the Helena National Forest. We are within an hour’s drive of Glacier National Park. With its jutting mountains, twisting valleys, cascading waterfalls, thick forests and more than 200 lakes covering some 1.2 million acres, Glacier is one of the most popular attractions in northwest Montana.
This area is very mountainous and densely forested with no sagebrush. Deer are among the most commonly spotted wildlife but elk, moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, wolves, grizzly and black bears are also frequently seen by visitors, especially in Glacier National Park.
With the luxury and quiet setting of our Ranch combined with all the exciting activities we offer out of our Base Camp such as wilderness pack trips, Montana mountain trail rides, wagon rides, guided fishing trips and guided hunts, Swan Mountain Outfitters is ideally situated to serve as the perfect launch off spot for your northwest Montana vacation!