Fishing & Boating
Great Falls is the unofficial dividing line for cold- and warm-water fish. You can fish for trout from Giant Springs, or take one of the many tours available on the Missouri. For half- to 7-day fishing and white-water trips on the Missouri, try Montana River Outfitters, 923 10th Ave. N., Great Falls (tel. 800/800-8218 or 406/761-1677; www.montanariveroutfitters.com). You can also paddle the Upper Missouri in 34-foot voyageur-style canoes with River Odysseys West (tel. 800/451-6034; www.rowadventures.com), which offers tours in the style of the fur trappers (but with first-class tenting accommodations). Price for a 5-day trip on the Missouri is $1,390 to $1,485 per adult and $1,245 to $1,390 per child (16 or younger).
The city offers two public golf courses: Anaconda Hills, on Smelter Hill in Black Eagle northeast of town at 2315 E. Smelter Ave. (tel. 406/761-8459), with greens fees of $23 to $26 for 18 holes and $14 to $16 for 9, and the Eagle Falls Golf Club at 25th Street and River Drive North (tel. 406/761-1078), with greens fees of $26 to $29 for 18 holes and $15 to $16 for 9.
Hiking & Biking
The 30-mile River's Edge Trail (www.thetrail.org), along the Missouri River, starts downtown at the Oddfellows Park and runs out past Rainbow Dam and Crooked Falls, out to the "Great Falls of the Missouri," below Ryan Dam. The trail is ideal for hiking, biking, running, walking, and roller skating. The Great Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau can provide you with information and trail maps.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.