Travel Tips Glacier National Park & Western Montana

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Travel Like A Local

Want the insider scoop on what to see and do in Western Montana? Get the 411 from the locals.

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The wild beauty of Yellowstone National Park spills over for miles. Snow seekers come to Yellowstone Country Montana for panoramic expanses of pure white against impossibly blue skies.


Insider dave

I've spent a lot of time in Glacier and savored every second. The best day I can think of would be a day of either whitewater rafting or fly-fishing with Glacier Raft Co. and then heading into the park to Polebridge for dinner. Polebridge is a town run on a generator that is worth the dirt road drive to access it, wonderful Montana cookin' in a valley without equal in the world.

- Dave

Insider dottie

If you are traveling through Libby on Highway 2 be sure and stop at the Mountain Meadows Gift Shop. They have a wonderful assortment of local gift items and antiques, you can be sure and find a treasure.

- Dottie

Insider becky

Early June is my favorite time in Montana, period. Lush green valleys, white mountain peaks and no crowds make it the perfect time to get outside. Additionally, you can bike the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park without car traffic! Leave your rig at the Avalanche Lake trailhead and pedal past the towering peaks up to Logan Pass. The ride down is an adrenaline rush!

- Becky

Insider victoria

Montana has a great homegrown beer and spirits industry, so make sure to stop by the different breweries and distilleries in Glacier Country. There are many and they are all unique!

- Victoria

Insider ryan

Check out West Glacier's "Old Bridge." From the village of West Glacier, stroll 1/2 mile east on Old Bridge Road and you'll discover an architectural stalwart that has stood the test of time and the temper of Mother Nature. Commonly referred to as "The Old Bridge," this scaffold of concrete and timber is the original entrance to Glacier National Park. Now limited to foot and bike traffic the bridge offers great photo opportunities as well as links to the Boundary Trail and Headquarters bike path. The sandy beaches below the bridge are a perfect place to soak up some sun or kick back for picnic at the river's edge.

- Ryan

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Travel Tips From Western Montana Locals

Western Montana's Glacier Country

News from Glacier National Park: Currently 16.5 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

Bird Woman Falls

An icon in Glacier National Park, Bird Woman Falls is a glistening 492-foot-high waterfall that cascades down the side of Mt. Oberlin. From West Glacier, travel the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Bird Woman Falls Overlook, located on the west side of the Continental Divide.

Trail of the Cedars

This short boardwalk trail (ADA accessible) takes visitors through an old growth cedar forest. It’s also the beginning of the Avalanche Lake Trail (just over two miles long) that leads to Avalanche Lake—one of the most popular day hikes in Glacier National Park. Trail of the Cedars is located about five and a half miles north of Lake McDonald Lodge.

Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road

If your time in Glacier National Park is limited, one must-see attraction is the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This 50-mile long road takes travelers between St. Mary and West Glacier through the heart of the park, crossing the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. There are numerous pullouts along the road, ideal for taking photographs and enjoying the scenery.

See a Glacier

As you’re traveling the Going-to-the-Sun Road, pull over at Jackson Glacier Overlook (located east of Logan Pass). The overlook offers the best opportunity to see a glacier from the road.

Many Glacier Valley

Home to incredible mountains, active glaciers, abundant wildlife and miles of hiking trails, Many Glacier is located in the northeast section of Glacier National Park. Trails leave from this valley in numerous directions, with popular hiking destinations including Iceberg Lake, Grinnell Lake and Ptarmigan Tunnel.

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