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Essex, Montana
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When planning to visit Essex this page has all the necessary information to plan your trip. Links under community websites can guide you to local history, the latest events, and what attractions this small community has to offer. Explore this page for details to aid in trip planning.

Getting to Essex

Road routes to Essex, MontanaEssex lies near the southwest corner of Glacier National Park between the communities of West Glacier and East Glacier Park on US Highway 2, the only highway serving the community. The closest Interstate Highways are I-90, which is some 160 miles to the south, and I-15, which is about 100 miles to the east of Essex.

Glacier Park International Airport at Kalispell. Services include Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Holman Aviation (private charters). Rental cars are available at the airport.

The daily Amtrak passenger service the Empire Builder runs between Seattle/Portland and Chicago and stops at the Essex depot twice a day. The Essex depot is what is known as a flag stop, and perhaps the only remaining such stop on the Amtrak line. A flag stop is a station at which a train stops only when "flagged" to do so, and, if the train is not running behind schedule. The depot is a platform with no shelter located at the Izaak Walton Inn at 290 Izaak Walton Inn Road.

Commercial Websites

Glacier Country Montana. Toll-free: 1-800-338-5072.
This website is by Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission providing descriptions of the cities, towns and public lands in Northwest Montana. Find links to chambers of commerce, annual events, accommodations, recreation and restaurants.

Travel Montana
Montana Travel & Tourism sites describes each city and town and links local accommodations, restaurants and other businesses.

Visit Montana. Toll-free: 1-800-847-4868.
Website by Montana Office of Tourism with details on each city and town. Find information on transportation, weather, things to do, food and beverage and places to stay.

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