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    Glacier National Park trip

    The wife and I are wanting to go on a trip to Glacier National Park. So far the plan would be to see Badlands/Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone/Grand Tetons either along the way there or on the way back. We plan on driving our own vehicle and camping most of the nights. As for what to do once we get there, I am stuck. There seems to be a ton of things to do at Glacier. Mainly have been looking in the Many Glacier area. What are peoples recommendations for any of the parks?


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    Re: Glacier National Park trip

    If they still do the open air bus tours! I went around '99 with a bunch of Girl Scouts, but it was really fun!





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    Re: Glacier National Park trip

    There were great places to eat, sadly I don't remember their names. Horseback riding, you can go into some of the pools of water there.





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    Re: Glacier National Park trip

    I worked in Montana for four summers (2008-11) and went to Glacier each year. I would recommend going to Apgar Village first, and stopping in to talk to the ranger there. Tell them what type of hiking you're looking for and how long you want it to be, and they'll be able to tell you where to go from there.

    Other than that, I recommend Avalanche Lake and the St. Mary's waterfall. They're on opposite ends of the park, so depending on how much snow has melted on the Going to the Sun Road, you may not be able to get to both. If you can only hit one, though, get to St. Mary's--you can jump off the bridge right into the water (~20' drop).

    Hope this helps! Feel free to PM me with any other questions about Glacier or Montana, in general!



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    Re: Glacier National Park trip

    You're planning the same exact vacation I went on in 6th grade with my family. We went to all those spots you want to go to. For Glacier National Park all I remember doing was driving on Going to the Sun Road, and hiking Logan's Pass.



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    Re: Glacier National Park trip

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    Re: Glacier National Park trip

    dammit that mother****er already posted itt


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    Re: Glacier National Park trip

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
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    Yep, they should hit that also. Also Crazy Horse along with Mt. Rushmore.



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    Re: Glacier National Park trip

    If you like wide open spaces, head straight north from Rushmore to Wolf Point, MT and then head west across the state on Highway 2 "the hi-line". I took that route on my motorcycle on my way to Glacier. Two of the best days of riding in my life.



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    Re: Glacier National Park trip

    Glacier is a wonderful choice. I was out there in June of 2003. On more than one occasion I was awoken by the sounds bears grunting and sniffing through camp. Hungry Horse dam is kinda nice.



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    Re: Glacier National Park trip

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    The wife and I are wanting to go on a trip to Glacier National Park. So far the plan would be to see Badlands/Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone/Grand Tetons either along the way there or on the way back. We plan on driving our own vehicle and camping most of the nights. As for what to do once we get there, I am stuck. There seems to be a ton of things to do at Glacier. Mainly have been looking in the Many Glacier area. What are peoples recommendations for any of the parks?
    2 things:
    1) You can't see all those parks and do any of them justice. Edit your trip and save some for next time.

    2) Glacier is not a "car park." It is the best of the national parks in my opinion but is not meant to be seen from the drive through. You will need to get out and hike a lot and you will see some of the most beautiful country in the entire world. And see the glaciers before they are gone...they are nearly gone. I would highly recommend backpacking there. There are even some great cabins you can backpack to. I will say this, other than Alaska, I worry about bears most in Glacier of any park in the US. They are there, and because the park isn't as well traveled as others they are more likely to be encountered. So, talk and make noise while you hike. Enjoy it.


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    Re: Glacier National Park trip

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    2 things:
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    2) Glacier is not .......
    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    2 things:
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    2) Glacier is not .............
    I agree with # 1

    Polebridge -- pretty cool

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    There are ancient hieroglyphs accessable only by boat on flathead lake.

    There are hieroglyphs right off the highway west of Kalispell, a few miles past Kila.

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    When you enter Montana / Wyoming you are only halfway there.

    Take highway 212 for the scenic route, avoid it at night though, if you can. It is real Buffalo country. Stop at the Custer Battlefield.

    On your way or way home take the route on the east side of Swan Lake, neat drive.

    Bob Marshall Wilderness

    Hike camp near Hungry Horse---Lots of neat things

    Man can I go on on and on---The area reminds me of Summit County/Denver x10000, without the big city.


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    Re: Glacier National Park trip

    Beartooth pass (Highway 212 on the northeast of Yellowstone) is supposed to be one of the most beautifuls roads in America. I intend on seeing that for myself next time I make my way out there.


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    Re: Glacier National Park trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    Beartooth pass (Highway 212 on the northeast of Yellowstone) is supposed to be one of the most beautifuls roads in America. I intend on seeing that for myself next time I make my way out there.
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