About Northern Lights Trading Co.

Mike Garcia started Northern Lights Trading Company in 1979 with the goal of providing the best gear available to the outdoor enthusiasts of Southwest Montana. That legacy has endured for over 30 years, as we are still the premier provider of outdoor gear, clothing, and paddling supplies in Montana.

Since those humble beginnings, Northern Lights has gone through a lot of changes, but our core principles remain the same. Our staff are not just employees, they embody the mountain lifestyle. They ski the Bridger backcountry, scale big walls in the Beartooths, paddle the Gallatin and Madison, and run, hike, and backpack the thousands of miles of trails available right out our backdoor. This extensive knowledge of the mountains and rivers and the gear required for them is passed on to our loyal customers, who return again and again to work with the most knowledgeable professionals in the business.Our evolution continues to this day, as we strive to maintain our reputation as an innovative and cutting edge provider of gear and knowledge to the greatest community of outdoor sports enthusiasts in the world.

Our Backyard

Granite Peak
Gallatin Range
Bridger Range
Gallatin Mountains