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 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]


Swan Rangers Fixed on Flowers!
Good Morning Montana! by Keith Hammer

Swan Rangers remained fixed on wildflowers, and critters, during their outings this past week!

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In our lead photo, Keith Hammer caught a Western meadowlark celebrating the day alongside some Arrowleaf balsamroot while . . .


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This article published on May 17, 2024 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers See Birds and Babies!
Family of Canada geese by Pat Jaquith

Swan Rangers saw birds, their babies and more during their outings this past week!

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In our lead photo, Pat Jaquith shows us what spring is all about while . . .

 


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This article published on May 11, 2024 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Find it May Snow!
Snow in May by Norma Linsky.

Swan Rangers found fresh snow while May unfolds during their outings this past week!

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In our lead photo, Norma Linsky reminds us once again that it may snow at higher elevations when raining in the valleys, but . . .


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This article published on May 04, 2024 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Watch Wildflowers v. Snow!
Flathead Lake by Keith Hammer

Swan Rangers watched wildflowers continue to bloom in spite of lingering snow and snow squalls during their outings this past week!

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From our lead photo by Keith Hammer, it's beginning to look a bit like summer in NW Montana, but . . .


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This article published on April 27, 2024 • [Permalink]


Swan Rangers Find Birds and Bears!
Trillium by Ruth Quist

Swan Rangers found birds, bears, wildflowers, and snakes during their outings this past week!

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In our lead photo, Ruth Quist gets the first-Trillium sighting award, not to be outdone by her photo of . . .


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


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