Welcome to Libby, Montana

 

Libby, Montana, is a uniquely located town in northwestern Montana where the Cabinet Mountains meet the Kootenai River. Surrounded by the public lands of the Kootenai National Forest, Libby offers pristine lakes, rivers and mountain trails unencumbered by the crowds of people you would encounter anywhere else in the lower 48 states.

Downhill skiing options are some of the most varied in all the Northern Rockies with four to choose from in less than a 2-hour drive. Nordic skiers can explore the solitude of the back country or enjoy groomed trails with evening skiing.

Rivers and streams are filled with native fish that reproduce freely and don’t need to be restocked. Local guides float the Kootenai with fly fishermen from all over the world.

Hiking trails include 1400 miles of moderate to strenuous hikes that follow huckleberry laden hills to breathtaking views of the Cabinet peaks.

Wildlife sightings could include deer, elk, moose, bear, wolves, mountain lions or marmots. One can usually hear the solitary voice of a wood thrush or the tapping of a Pileated woodpecker.

In the summer the lakes are warm and invite swimming, boating and fishing. Campgrounds can be found in both developed or primitive areas. Fees are low or non-existent.

There is abundant access for snowmobiling and hundreds of miles of off-highway vehicular use trails, including single tracks for motorcycles.

Visit Libby and you will have the chance to see the mountains “the way they used to be” and still are, here in northwest Montana.