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GNP RECREATION & TOURS

We provide Bear Spray, no need to buy it! You will find it in your Cabin upon Check-In
 

Bear Spray

Outdoor recreation along the Flathead River is less than ½ mile away. Right from your cabin you can Hike, Bike, or Drive to the Flathead River where you will find two trailheads in the general area. 

Both are bike friendly trails and favorites that we frequent.

1. The Columbia Falls River Trail (Easy) 

2. Columbia Mountain Trail (Difficult) 

 

Glacier National Park Vehicle Reservations

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  • Vehicle Reservations - Make sure to research the requirements around the Vehicle Reservations for Glacier National Park. In addition to your National Park Pass you will need a Vehicle Reservation for each of the following entrances: The West side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, North Fork, and Many Glacier entrances of the Park. 

  • Reservations will be available through two booking windows on on the Recreation.gov website.  

    • The first booking window will be available 120 days in advance, approximately four months in advance, starting on January 25, 2024, at 8 am MST on a daily rolling basis.

    • The second booking window of Next Day vehicle reservations will be available at 7 pm MDT for next-day entry starting on May 23, 2024 on a daily rolling basis. For example, if you plan to visit the Park on July 2nd,  a block of reservations will be available at 7 p.m. Mountain Time on July 1st. 

  • Tips on obtaining a vehicle reservation:

    • Make sure to create an account so you can be prepared to be logged in and ready to purchase one at 8am mountain time as they sell out quickly.

    • Once a ticket is in a cart you have 15 min to purchase it. Tickets put into carts and not purchased are released back to the public. So at 8:15 - 8:20 am there are usually tickets that become available again. This is like having a second chance to get one. Additionally you can use the 8:15 am time slot to purchase a ticket for another area of the park if you get the one you were trying for at 8.. 

    • If you weren't able to secure a reservation worst case scenario you can enter before 6 AM or after 3 PM without a reservation. Entering before 6 AM is one of the best ways to get parking at the popular hikes. The early bird gets the worm they say! Additionally the East Saint Mary Going to the Sun Road does not require a Vehicle Reservation. 

  • Going-To-The-Sun Road (GTTS) - One of the most beautiful drives in the world, it isn't called the Crown of the Continent for nothing! This typically opens for full passage sometime after June 25th, it varies from year to year. If you are here in late June when the road is closed, it's worth the trip to the East side to enter the GTTS from the Saint Mary's side. It is less than a 5 mile hike up the paved road to Logan's Pass from where the vehicle closure is.

  • Logan's Pass - If you're planning a hike, make sure to get there early to find parking. It typically takes about 1 hr 15 min taking the GTTS Road to get there from Fort Williamson. If you're looking to just park for a short time it might be worth taking a few loops around the parking lot until something opens up. Oftentimes we will continue on to Saint Mary Lake for a waterfall hike and then catch Logan's Pass on the return. 

  • Lake McDonald - Is about 20 minutes from Fort Williamson and is where all those colorful rock pictures are taken. TS road. 

  • Many Glacier - Is a 2 hour 15 min drive from Fort Williamson. It's a beautiful area and well worth the Trek. This is where boat ride across the lake to lesson your hike to Grinnell Glacier departs from. Make sure to schedule boat tickets in advance. Additionally this is where everyone seems to see Moose and Grizzlies, near lake Josephine. 

  • Saint Mary Lake - Is about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Fort Williamson via the GTTS road. 

  • Polebridge North Park Entrance - It takes about an hour to get to Polebridge from Fort Williamson via the Outer North Fork road, only a 1/4 of it is paved. Make sure to stop for some pastries at the Polebridge Mercantile before you enter the park.

  • Bowman/Kintla Lake - These lakes are accessed from the North Park Entrance. These are the less traveled lakes of the park and well worth the day trip.

  • Two Medicine Is about 1 hour 30 min from Fort Williamson and is less visited than the other parts of the Park. You can take a day trip for the breathtaking views and a quick hike to Running Eagle Falls. 

  • Glacier Park Boat Company - Reservations for Boat Tours and Boat Rentals can be easily made online with the Glacier Park Boat Company. Make sure to book in advance as these tours sell out very fast! 

  • Trails in the park we frequent are Apgar Lookout, Avalanche Lake, Hidden Lake Overlook and Virginia and St Mary's Falls.

 

GNP TOURS & EXPERIENCES

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Montana E-Bike Rentals for Glacier National Park, Whitefish, and Beyond.

Glacier Zip Lines 7-Zipline Canopy Tour, Columbia Falls Montana

WE ARE CENTRALLY LOCATED

15

MIN

Glacier Park International Airport (FCA)

15

MIN

West Glacier

Entrance (GNP)

30

MIN

Flathead Lake

20

MIN

Downtown

Whitefish, MT

30

MIN

Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort

25

MIN

Downtown

Kalispell, MT

30

MIN

Downtown

Bigfork, MT

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