Every Montanan Should Visit The Remarkable Kootenai Falls Swinging Bridge At Least Once
There’s no doubt about it — Kootenai Falls is one of
Montana’s most epic waterfalls. But what’s nearly as exciting as the waterfall itself is the bridge you’ll cross to reach it, which swings high in the sky and offers unparalleled views of Big Sky Country.
Kootenai Falls is located near Libby in what is a uniquely beautiful part of the state.
There's nothing quite like the stunning scenery in Northwest Montana.
The hike to reach the falls is easy and short, but it does involve crossing this swinging bridge.
Those who have a fear of heights might hesitate, but most agree that the bridge is sturdy and not scary.
Built by the Forest Service to access forest fires across the Kootenai River, this foot bridge was taken out by a major flood in 1948.
The bridge was rebuilt on concrete piers and is now protected from future flooding by the Libby Dam.
The bridge sits at an elevation of 2,100 feet, and it offers amazing views of the Kootenai River gorge.
You'll want to take your time crossing this beauty.
You can venture across this bridge whenever you'd like, but it's best explored when the weather is a bit warmer.
There's nothing like visiting Kootenai Falls on a warm day.
Kootenai Falls is the largest undammed falls in Montana.
If you've never been, you owe yourself a trip.
Have you ever been to Kootenai Falls? When you go, make sure to spend some time exploring
the city of Libby.
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Kootenai Falls, MT 59935, USA