Expert Travel Advice to Glacier National Park

Top Answers To Glacier National Park Travel Questions

  • mtngirl answered:
    The Going to the Sun road is just what everyone does. To really see the park you need to plan before you come. The Glacier Park website is a great resource and has virtual hikes that you can look at to see different areas. Plus, the park is open year round so don't wait for the GTS road to open to come or put your trip off if it has closed. If you want to stay in a park hotel (my favorite is Lake McDonald Lodge) you will need to reserve over a year in advance. But there are good hotels nearby and many houses for rent. My favorite part of the park that hardly anyone sees is the North Fork area. The nearest town to that area is Polebridge that has a killer bakery and great sandwiches at the Mercantile. That is a good dropping in point for Kintla, Bowman, and the other NF lakes. There are also homesteads inside the park, many that you can rent on vrbo.com. There is one really lovely on inside the North Fork area. Also Two Medicine does not get as many visitors and it is really special - but there is only a campground and camp store there. Warning is that the wind on the East side of the park can be a real challenge, especially at Two Med and Waterton.
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    Anonymous user answered:
    My friends are going to Glacier National Park this summer and I have been helping them plan their trip. There are several RV camp grounds in and around Glacier; Stanton Creek Lodge, St. Mary's KOA, San Suz Trailer and RV Park, and Glacier Meadow RV Park. The thing to consider is which route to drive your RV on when going through glacier. Make sure roads are open and passable to RV's.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    I was just in Glacier (Labor Day Weekend) and rented a car at the Kalispel Airport (about 35 miles from the park). The car had unlimited milage. I stayed at MacDonld Lake Lodge inside the park; the cabin was clean and pretty basic, but comfortable (there's no A/C but in Sept you wouldn't need it). There are also rooms available in the main lodge, where there's also a dining room and small bar area. Be aware: depending on how crowded the park is the more popular parking areas along Going-to-the-Sun Road fill up early in the morning. A park ranger should be able to give you an idea of what time you should try to park at different locations (Logan's Pass is especially crowded). Also, the weather is ever changing in Glacier, esp at higher altitudes. One minute the sun may be out and it's quite comfortable, the next minute its cloudy and the wind picks up. On Aug 31 the morning temps were around 37 degrees and they were calling for snow at the higher altitudes!
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    which is the first Natl. Park?
    Anonymous user answered:
    The first national park in the United States is the Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872.

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