Sanders County is home to 4.3 million acres of public land. There are 63 alpine lakes. The Clark Fork River and Thompson River offer a variety of fishing options. There are thousands of miles of trails to explore all year round. Boating. Fishing. Hiking. Snowshoeing. ATVing. Kayaking. Mountain Biking. If it's outdoor adventure you seek - we have the places for you to explore
Just a 50 minute drive from the Falls Motel, you can enjoy a drive through the National Bison Range in Moiese, MT.
From a population of 30 to 60 million animals roaming throughout North America, bison reached a low of 100 in the wild in the late 1800's.
Since 1908, the National Bison Range has played an important role in the successful recovery of these magnificent animals.
The fact that we can still see bison on the landscape is one of the finest accomplishments in the history of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Website
Located just one block from The Falls Motel, The Old Jail Museum, housed in 100 year old former jail, the museum offers a variety of local history: David Thompson, construction of the dam, the 1910 Fires, CCC camps and a period kitchen and gift shop. A new display is featured each season. Open Mother’s day through Labor Day, from noon to 4 p.m. The museum celebrates the holidays each year with a gingerbread competition and open house. Special tours available. Admission $5 per family; children admitted free. Questions: (406) 827-9851. Website
THE COURSE: The course is designed so that every third hole, you come back to the clubhouse. Hole 2 runs along the Clark Fork River, and there are trees galore on every hole. Hole 4 (right) is a challenging par 4, with the men teeing off atop a hill and down through a corridor of trees. Hole 6 is famous for "Igor," a dropoff to the right of the fairway known to capture balls daily. Website
The scenic area is 100 acres in size and is home to cedar trees 1,000 years old. The 1 mile long accessible loop trail will lead you along a path with informative signs of the history and ecology of the many plant and animal species native to the grove. There are no camping facilities at the cedar grove. From the Falls Motel, go west on on Highway 200. Drive to the Highway 56 junction, take a right. Drive approximately 16 miles. You'll see a sign for the Ross Creek Cedars. Take a left onto the Ross Creek Cedars road 398. Follow for 4.3 miles to the parking area. Website
Thompson Falls Fish Ladder, Dam & Reservoir
Northwestern Energy maintains Island Park, just 1.2 block from the motel. Visitors can hike the loop trail, check out the fish ladder from above, see great views from the High Bridge. Website