Montana’s Northernmost National Park - Explore Glacier
“Crown of the Continent” is an apt nickname for the pair of parks on Montana’s northern border, which feature some of the most impressive mountain scenery in North America. Joined together since 1932 as the world’s first international peace park, Glacier National Park in Montana and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta offer a contiguous high-country wonderland of rock, ice, water, and wood.
Glacier, a beloved park in northwestern Montana, takes its name from the many glaciers and glacial forces that shaped its rugged topography over two million years. While the park is still home to more than a dozen glaciers, even more, impressive are the massive U-shaped valleys and hulking granite peaks carved by long-ago ice flows.
Glacier National Park Adventure Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Whitefish and settle into your accommodations. Take a stroll through the charming downtown area and enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants.
Day 2: Head to Glacier National Park and take a scenic drive along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Take in breathtaking views of alpine lakes, waterfalls, and towering peaks. Stop for a picnic lunch and a short hike along the way.
Day 3: Join a guided hiking tour in the park and explore the stunning trails with a local expert. Learn about the park's history, geology, and wildlife as you hike through the stunning landscape. Enjoy lunch with a view before returning to your accommodations.
Day 4: Take a scenic drive to the charming town of Polebridge, located on the edge of the park. Stop at the Polebridge Mercantile for some fresh-baked goods and enjoy a picnic lunch along the North Fork of the Flathead River. After lunch, hike to Bowman Lake and enjoy the stunning views.
Day 5: Spend the day on a guided kayaking tour on Lake McDonald. Paddle along the shoreline and take in the stunning views of the park from the water. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a secluded beach before returning to your accommodations.
Day 6: Join a wildlife tour and explore the park's diverse wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for grizzly bears, moose, elk, and other wildlife that call the park home. Enjoy dinner at one of the park's historic lodges before returning to your accommodations.
Day 7: Depart Whitefish with memories of stunning landscapes and unforgettable adventures in Glacier National Park.
At Montana 406 Outdoors Adventures, we can help you plan the perfect Glacier National Park itinerary, including a variety of outdoor activities and guided tours. Book your adventure today and experience the best of Montana!