Everyone In Montana Must Visit This Epic Waterfall As Soon As Possible
There are over 120 waterfalls in Montana that we know of. Many of them can be found in Gallatin County, Glacier National Park and the Flathead Forest. But if you head further west to the Libby area, you’ll find Kootenai Falls, one of the largest free-flowing waterfalls in the northwest.
The Kootenai River flows downstream from Libby, enters a canyon and flows over Kootenai Falls. You can get there by taking US Highway 2 to milepost 21.
The falls are sacred to the Kootenai tribe, whose ancestors used to inhabit the region. This was a place where tribal members would come to commune with spiritual forces.
A forest trail leads from the parking lot to the Swinging Bridge, which will give you an amazing view of the area. This makes for a nice, easy hike.
The river, falls and nearby rock cliffs are stunning. If you’re lucky, you might also see some bald eagles perched in the cottonwood trees on the edge of the water.
Kootenai Falls was the setting for the 1994 movie "The River Wild."
So, who wants to go on a road trip?
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