Thursday December 19th
While traveling, sometimes you just feel the need to get some exercise. Great Falls has an abundance of opportunities for streching your legs (and the rest of your body). Whether you just need a nice leisurely walk or some serious downhill action, Great Falls has the facilities.
River's Edge Trail
♦ Walking, jogging, biking, roller-skating, cross-country skiing -- if it's a self-powered activity with a focus on covering ground and seeing sites, the River's Edge Trail is a great place to be.
♦ Listing of all the hiking/backpacking trails in North Central Montana (aka Russell Country)
♦ See the Attractions page for private golf courses
Riverside Railyard Skate Park
♦ Catch some serious air at Great Falls' Skate Park
♦ Built and managed by the Great Falls Community Ice Foundation, the Ice Plex opened in November 2008. See the web site for open skate times or call 406-727-2294.
Morony Natatorium ♦ Heated indoor swimming pool
♦Lap Swim/Water Exercise
♦Open January - November
Electric City Water Park ♦ The water park features an olympic-sized pool, water slides, kids's soak zone, and a FlowRider wave machine and lazy river. Open during Great Falls Public Schools summer vacation, Memorial Day weekend, and Labor Day weekend.
Warden Park Folf Course
♦ Open course for the game of Folf
Montana has 16 ski areas. Three of them are near Great Falls.
Showdown -- Lots of locals go to Showdown. It is the closest, and they have a town office and a shuttle bus from a local parking lot. Drive time to Showdown is about an hour.
Teton Pass Ski Resort -- Drive time to Teton Pass is about 1.5 hours.
Great Divide -- Drive time to Great Divide is about 1.5 - 2 hours.
Please note: drive times vary with the weather.
State Fish, Wildlife, & Parks Department
♦ Please be responsible. Get a license, respect priviate property, and remember "Safety First".