Welcome to the Swan Range

The northern Swan Range -- home to the Jewel Basin Hiking Area and Alpine Trail No. 7, is the rugged backyard and scenic backdrop of the Flathead Valley. From Inspriation Pass to Columbia Mountain, the northern Swan supports our unique way of life and contributes much to the natural beauty and economic prosperity of the entire Flathead Valley. This website is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of the northern Swan Range. Now is the time to act for the future of the Swan.

This article published on March 07, 2012 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Get Refreshed!
Swan Crest lake by Pam Willison.

Swan Rangers looked for cool and refreshing spots during their outings this past week!

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Pam Willison shot this refreshing scene by hiking early and up high along the Swan Crest!

 


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This article published on July 20, 2024 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Witness Life and Death!
Goldenrod Crab Spider on Showy Fleabane by Pat Jaquith

Swan Rangers witnessed the interplay between life and death during their outings this past week!

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In our lead photo, Pat Jaquith shows us a Godenrod crab spider waiting to intercept and kill a pollinator as it is attracted to help a Showy fleabane flower set seed and new life!

 


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This article published on July 12, 2024 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Weather the Storm!
Thunderstorm by Dani Mayberry

Swan Rangers experienced many thunder storms during their outings this past week!

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In our lead photo, Dani Mayberry captured a thunder storm moving over Peters Ridge along the Swan Crest while . . .

 


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This article published on July 06, 2024 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Blown Away By Beauty!
Windy Lake by Keith Hammer

Swan Rangers found both wind and beauty during their outings this past week!

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In our lead photo, Keith Hammer shows us whitecaps on a mountain lake while . . .

 


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This article published on June 30, 2024 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Watch Summer Arrive!
Swan River by Chris Gotschalk

Swan Rangers watched summer arrive during their outings this past week!

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In our lead photo, Chris Gotschalk shows us the rivers are still up as the snow melts.

 


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This article published on June 22, 2024 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Squeeze Water With Rock!
Waterfall by Pam Willison

Swan Rangers saw water being squeezed by rock during their outings this past week!

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In our lead photo Pam Willison found water being squeezed tight by rock in the Swan Range while . . .

 


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This article published on June 15, 2024 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Report More Beauty!
Swan Range by Chris Gotschalk

Swan Rangers saw more of the beauty that makes life great during their outings this past week!

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Green is replacing white in our lead photo by Chris Gotshalk!

 


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This article published on June 08, 2024 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers See Birds and Flowers Galore!
Western Tanager by Lynn Smith

Swan Rangers saw lots of birds and wildflowers during their outings this past week!

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In our lead photo, Lynn Smith found a Tanager that appeared curious about her while . . .

 


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This article published on June 01, 2024 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Find Beauty in the Details!
White-egg bird's nest fungi by Lynn Smith

Swan Rangers found beauty in the details during their outings this past week!

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In our lead photo, Lynn Smith introduces us to a cup-like fungus that is only 1/4"-3/8" wide and contains even tinier “eggs!”

 


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This article published on May 25, 2024 • [Permalink]


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