Pints For Paths Winners

Thanks to all the amazing breweries for representing at the 9th annual Pints for Paths Brewfest. Here are your winners!

People’s Choice Brewery

Backslope Brewing, Columbia Falls, Montana

Best Overall Beer

  1. Say What? Barrel Aged Saison - Backslope Brewing, Columbia Falls, Montana

  2. MT-1 - Philipsburg Brewing Company, Philipsburg, Montana

  3. Quil Pig Czech Style Pilsener - Draught Works Brewery, Missoula, Montana

Best Seltzer or Cider:

Bear Food - Rough Cut Hard Cider, Kalispell Montana

Best Pilser or Lager:

See You in Helles Lager - Snake River Brewing, Jackson Wyoming

Best Wheat Beer:

Say What? Barrel Aged Saison - Backslope Brewing, Columbia Falls, Montana

Best Ale/Pale Ale

Firestone 805 - Firestone Walker Brewing - Paso Robles, California

Best IPA

Mind Haze IPA - Firestone Walker Brewing - Paso Robles, California

Crystal Cedar Project Comment Period is Open

The comment period for the Environmental Assessment of Flathead National Forest's Crystal Cedar Project is now open until July 3th 2019. The project includes timber thinning, fuels reduction and new trails. A subcommittee of Gateway to Glacier Trail has proposed including 25 miles of additional multi-use trails in the Cedar Flats area immediately north of Columbia Falls. More info on how to submit comments below.

More Information:

We encourage all interested parties to review the plan and to submit comments in support of the proposed trail expansion.

How to Comment:

  • Email your comments to:

  • Subject:
    Crystal Cedar Project

  • Include your name and address in your comments. Comments can be addressed to Sarah Canepa, Project Manager

Gateway to Glacier is excited to be a part of the trail plan for this project for a couple reasons:

  • Local trails are proven to economically benefit communities like ours. The proposed plan would stimulate travel through Historic Uptown Columbia Falls and encourage trail users to take advantage of other community amenities.

  • Trails will provide local outdoor recreational opportunities for residents, reducing commutes to other areas and keeping local dollars in the community.

  • Increased visitation will discourage illegal activities in the area such as dumping, poaching, and trespassing, by creating cleaner facilities and more community vigilance as well as focusing recreational users on defined trails.

  • A shared resource such as community trails fosters appreciation for local public lands and the outdoors.

Gateway to Glacier Trail is part of the Great Fish Challenge!

We are excited to annouce that Gateway to Glacier Trail has been selected to be a part of the Whitefish Community Foundation Great Fish Challenge happens July 25 - September 13, 2019. This excellent charitable giving campaign pools selected non-profits together to raise money for their projects using matching greats and rasing awareness through community events.

This year we will focusing on fundraising for the Columbia Falls River Trail and look forward to this fundrasing event.