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.
Walking, jogging, biking, hiking -- Trails
- 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.
- Hiking/Backpacking Trails -- This page lists all of the hiking/backpacking trails in North Central Montana (aka Russell Country)
- Riverside Railyard Skate Park -- Catch some serious air at Great Falls' Skate Park, but don't try to bring a bike in.
- Ice Plex -- 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.
Lap Swim/Water Exercise
- Morony Natatorium -- "The Nat" is Great Falls Park and Recreation's indoor pool.
- Morony Natatorium -- "The Nat" is open January through November. It closes in December for annual maintenance.
- 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.
Disc Golf/Folf/Frisbee Golf
- 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.
- Hunting/Fishing Information from the State of Montana -- Please be responsible. Get a license, respect priviate property, and remember "Safety First".