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Glacier National Park provides a wide array of outdoor recreational activities in a stunningly beautiful setting. There are over 700 miles of trails to hike ranging from day hikes to extended treks. Adventurous whitewater rafting trips and fly fishing tours are available from experienced guides and outfitters. Other activities include backpacking, camping, cross country skiing, bicycling and horseback riding. For a less strenuous activity, drive the infamous Going-to-the-Sun Road or take one of the infamous Red Bus Tours to enjoy the many spectacular scenic views. Find what to do in Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Winter ski and snowshoe trails are spread throughout the park. Find maps of ski trails, current conditions including trail closures and avalanche conditions.
Glacier National Park Fishing
Find information on where to fish, equipment and bait, fishing regulations, boating permits and more.
Glacier Park Lodge Golf Course. PO Box 147, East Glacier Park, MT 59434. Phone: (Tee times) 406-226-5642.
Glacier National Park has more than 700 miles of trails ranging from day hikes to extended treks. Trailheads for popular day hikes can be found near the visitors' centers. Find detailed reports on trail status, trail maps and trip planning on the Glacier National Park website.
A 50-mile (80km) paved drive that traverses the middle of the park stretching and winding its way from West Glacier to St. Mary Lake.
Red Bus Tours
The famous Red Buses takes you on an interpretive round-trip tour of Glacier National Park where you'll learn the history and heritage of the park while witnessing some of the most beautiful scenery and wildlife. Tours depart from both the east and west sides of the park. Tours departing from the east side are from Swiftcurrent Motor Inn, Many Glacier Hotel and Rising Sun Motor Inn (all inside the park), various spots in the town of St. Mary’s, Johnson’s (for their hotel guests only) and at the Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier (all outside the park). Tours departing from the west side are from Apgar Visitor Center, Village Inn at Apgar and Lake McDonald Lodge (all inside the park), plus a couple spots near the west entrance to the park.
Mountaineering Society. PO Box 1271, Kalispell, MT, 59903.
A group of people motivated to experience, explore and protect the environment of Glacier/Waterton National Peace Park. Need to be a member to join their climbs. The site has extensive information on backcountry etiquette and safety.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks, 4th: A Guide to the Parks' Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series) by Erik Molvar. This guide features descriptions and easy-to-follow maps for 28 short hikes through spectacular scenery in this natural wonderland. Look inside for short strolls to full-day hikes. Hikes are ranked from easy to challenging and have GPS-compatible trail maps. Order now...
Moon Glacier National Park, 5th Edition (Moon Handbooks) by Becky Lomax. Get an insider's perspective on hiking the park's trails, unique trip strategies, a wildlife watching tour, a one day Glacier tour, biking up Going-to-the-Sun Road and wildlife viewing. Photographs and maps are included in this guide. Order now...
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