Wildlife viewing, hiking, Middle Fork of the Flathead River, Lake McDonald, Bird Woman Falls, Weeping Wall, Logan Pass, St. Mary Lake, Two Medicine, Marias Pass, Walton Goat Lick Overlook, Essex

getting there: The fastest way to Glacier National Park from I-90 is the US 93 exit west of

Missoula. Take US 93 north to Ravalli and continue through the Flathead Indian Reservation to Polson. US 93 continues around the west side of shimmering Flathead Lake. You can skirt the traffic through Kalispell by taking County Road 206 around the southeast end of town to the junction of US 2 west of Columbia Falls. From there, it’s 16 four-lane miles through the eclectic mountain towns of Hungry Horse, Martin City, and Coram into West Glacier.

From Missoula, take MT 200 east through Ovando and Lincoln over Rogers Pass to the junction of US 287, then turn north. Stay on US 287 until it meets US 89 at Choteau, and continue northwest on US 89 to Browning, where three roads lead to Glacier National Park. Another way is to leave I-90 at Butte and travel north on I-15 through Helena to Wolf Point, where US 287 veers to the north and begins the Rocky Mountain Front tour to Browning.

Glacier International Airport in Kalispell is served by Delta (SkyWest), Alaska (Horizon), United, and Allegiant. Amtrak’s Empire Builder has one stop daily each direction at East Glacier, Essex, and West Glacier.


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