Glacier National Park Activities

Glacier National Park has it all – stunning vistas, craggy peaks with glacially carved valleys, mountain wildflowers and alpine animals, cascading waterfalls and rushing rivers. There are many ways to soak up every detail that makes Glacier so special. Here are a few of our favorite ways to experience the area.

OUR FAVORITE WAYS TO TOUR GLACIER

  • RED BUS TOURS on Going to the Sun Road, Many Glacier Valley, St. Mary and Marias Pass
    • *reserve early 1.855.733.4522
  • HORSE BACK TOURS with  Swan Mountain Outfitters, 406.387.4405 all horse trips in and around Glacier – corrals located in Lake McDonald, Apgar, Many Glacier, and West Glacier

PLACES IN GLACIER WE LOVE TO EXPLORE ON OUR OWN

  • From the West entrance: Avalanche Lake, Apgar Lookout, McDonald Falls trail, and Snyder Lakes
  • On the way up to the North entrance: Huckleberry Lookout, Bowman Lake, Kintla Lake
  • Two Medicine Area: Two Medicine Lake, Rockwell Falls, Apistoki Falls, Dawson-Pitamakin Pass, Scenic Point
  • Logan Pass Area: Virginia Falls, Highline Trail, Hidden Lake Trail, Piegan Pass, Siyeh Pass
  • Many Glacier Area: Red rock Falls, Iceberg Lake, Grinnell Glacier, Swiftcurrent Pass, Ptarmigan Tunnel
  • IN WINTER: cross country ski or snowshoe on many of the snow covered roads and trails, including Camas Road, Fish Creek and Going to the Sun Road

OTHER FUN ACTIVITIES

  • Whitefish Mountain Resort – year round mountain activities including skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, Zip lines, chair lifts, mountain biking
  • Glacier Highline: Aerial Adventure Park, Coram
  • Glacier Outfitters – Boat rentals in Apgar Village, paddle boards, kayaks, bikes, fishing and hiking gear
  • Far West – Boat Tours of Flathead Lake

AREA CAR RENTALS

  • Glacier Heli Tours, Amtrak arrivals in West Glacier
  • Dollar Rent-A-Car, 406-892-0009, Airport arrivals in Kalispell / Columbia Falls

 OUR FAVORITE AREA RESTAURANTS

  • WEST GLACIER
    • Belton Chalet (the only two-season restaurant in West Glacier)
    • Wandering Gringo Taco Truck
  • WHITEFISH
    • Tupelo Grill
    • Whitefish Lake Golf Course Restaurant
    • Wasabi
    • Ciao Mambo
    • Red Room
    • Loula’s Cafe
    • Buffalo Cafe
    • Pig & Olive
    • Sweet Peaks Ice Cream
  • COLUMBIA FALLS
    • Montana Coffee Traders
    • Three Forks Grille
    • Backslope Brewing 
    • Northfork Pizza
    • Backroom
  • KALISPELL
    • Kalispell Brewing Company
    • Bonelli’s Bistro
    • Hops
    • When in Rome Pizzeria
  • NORTH FORK AREA
    • Polebridge Mercantile
    • Northern Lights Saloon
  • EAST GLACIER
    • Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant