Backpacker's Ball | Columbia Falls, Montana

Celebrate Glacier’s Big Night Out
The Backpacker’s Ball is an elegant evening in a spectacular setting – but leave your heels at home – this party welcomes your dusty hiking boots for the most magnificent celebration of the year for Glacier National Park.

Join us at the beautiful Dancing Spirit Ranch located between Columbia Falls and Whitefish with stunning views of Glacier's peaks. Bring your appetite to feast on the locally sourced menu and wonderful wine and beer selections.

Get swept up in the excitement of our Live and Silent Auctions, where curated collections of one-of-a-kind items and unique experiences and adventures will be found.

Wrap up the evening dancing to the live band as the sun sets and the stars begin to twinkle.

The Backpacker’s Ball is Glacier National Park Conservancy's signature event to support vital programs and projects in Glacier National Park, through your generous support.

Your help makes it happen. Your purchase of tickets to the Backpacker’s Ball will directly fund park education, preservation, and research programs.

If your schedule doesn’t permit you to join us this year, you may make a donation directly to the Glacier Conservancy and put your money to work right away.

Limited seating is available and this event sells out every year. Tickets are $150, are non-refundable but are transferable.

Please call Linda Clark at 406-892-3250 for more information.

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Latitude: 48.354936 Longitude: -114.272723 Elevation: 3012 ft

Event Dates

8/2/2018 – 8/2/2018

Admission Fee (if any)


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Driving Directions

Dancing Spirit Ranch
1600 Conn Road
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

NOTE: If you enter this address into your smart device it will lead you to the neighbor's driveway or sometimes on the other side of the river.

Coming from Highway 40:

Turn South onto Conn Rd., Continue driving until the road turns left (east), The road will transition to gravel, Dancing Spirit Ranch will be your second right, which is at the bottom of the steep hill.

Coming from Highway 2:
Turn West onto Conn Rd., Continue driving past the Trumble Creek Rd intersection (you should see the rock arches on your left), Dancing Spirit Ranch will be the first left after passing the intersection, at the bottom of a big hill.

*There will be a gated entrance with two rock columns on each side. After passing through the gate, continue down the gravel driveway until you reach the marked parking lot.

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