Kootenai Falls is the largest falls in Montana plummeting over 40 feet, and 90 feet total over the course of a mile. In the spring, the water flows so fast that the water roars. The beautiful glacier blue colors come from the river carving it’s way through the glaciers of British Columbia. I’ve been to Kootenai Falls many times over the years and it never disappoints.
Here’s a vantage point above the falls – there’s several points of view and they’re all spectacular! The main part of the falls is so far across that it’s hard to see all at once. The falls is about 1/2 mile from the parking lot and an additional 1/2 mile to get to the swinging bridge and back. From the swinging bridge the water rushes by and there’s a great view of the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness. If you’re looking to stay in the area, camping is really reasonable and there is a small food stand.
It had just rained, so all of the wildflowers were glossy with little water droplets.
There’s one place where you can safely get a little closer, and it looks like a wall of water crashing over the rocks.
The wild roses are in bloom in the beginning of June and they are my favorite smell in the whole world, (not including food). I’ve always wanted a perfume that smelled exactly like these roses, their scent is intoxicating.
Over by the swinging bridge you get a view of the the river rushing by just after the falls.
Near the falls a small bird was tucked in having a little nap. I don’t know how you can nap right next to a roaring waterfall, but I guess things are a little different in nature – no cushy matreses for this little birdy!
Hope your weekend is great!
3 thoughts on “Kootenai Falls”
Finally figured out what that bird was!
A young tanager. When grown they have fully black wings.
That’s cool, I’d never seen it before and I was wondering what it was because it looked almost like a tropical bird!
Like most waterfalls they are definitely more impressive in person. Great photos though, The last honeysuckle picture is amazing.