Though it may be small, Essex is a noteworthy Montana destination. A stone's throw from Glacier National Park, Essex is just off U.S. Highway 2 along the southern border of the park. Open year-round, the historic Izaak Walton Inn sits trackside and combines railroad history with outdoor recreation on nearby hiking trails and an extensive system of cross-country ski trails. A short drive from Essex, the Walton Goat Lick Overlook is a popular viewing spot for mountain goats.
Take time out to enjoy a meal at The Dining Car Restaurant, located at the Izaak Walton Inn. The chef creates delicious meals using authentic Montana ingredients, including wild huckleberries, elk and rainbow trout.
15600 U.S. Highway 2 E.
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