What is a reasonable expectation of travel time between the Hampton Inn in Kalispell and the Missoula airport? And which side of Flathead Lake is the quicker route? (The flight times arriving and departing Missoula are around noon so there should be enough travel time to maintain lodging at just one location.)
My plan is to take the slower route around Flathead going up, and the quickest route going back to catch our flight--that way we'd get to see both sides. We're looking at visiting the middle of August in order to include the Kalispell rodeo.