Glacier National Park details


A patch of snow covers vegetation along a mountain. It's not uncommon to see snow well into the summer at the park. (Nancy Trejos/THE WASHINGTON POST)
August 5, 2011
Getting there

Delta offers one-stop flights from BWI to Kalispell, Mont., with fares starting at about $501 round-trip.

Where to Stay

Grouse Mountain Lodge

2 Fairway Dr., Whitefish

406-862-3000

www.grousemountainlodge.com

Cozy resort about a 30-minute drive from the West Glacier entrance. Summer rates from $199.

Lake McDonald Lodge

West Glacier

406-892-2525

www.glacierparkinc.com/lake_mcdonald_lodge.php

Swiss chalet-style hotel off the Going-to-the-Sun Road, with lake views. Rates from $122.

Where to Eat

Johnson’s of St. Mary

St. Mary

406-732-4207

www.johnsonsofstmary.com

Cafe overlooking the park with family-style meals. Sandwiches from $8.75; family-style suppers from $16.50.

Park Cafe and Grocery

St. Mary

406-732-4482

www.parkcafe.us

Casual eatery at the east entrance of the park, famous for its large selection of pies. Sandwiches, wraps and salads from $3.80.

Tupelo Grille

17 Central Ave., Whitefish

406-862-6136

www.tupelogrille.com

Fine dining in a quaint mountain village, specializing in Cajun and Southern cuisine. Entrees from $18.

What to do

Glacier National Park

From May 1 to Nov. 30, entrance fee, good for seven days, is $25 per noncommercial vehicle and $12 for visitors traveling on foot, bicycle or motorcycle. From Dec. 1 to April 30, $15 per vehicle and $10 per person without a car.

Scenic Boat Tours With Glacier Park Boat Co.

406-257-2426

www.glacierparkboats.com

Tours at Lake McDonald, St. Mary Lake, Two Medicine and Many Glacier. Rates range from $11.50 to $23 for adults, $5.75 to $11.50 for children.

Red Bus Tour

406-892-2525

www.glacierparkinc.com

Three- to nine-hour tours in and around the park. Prices range from $30 to $90 per adult, $15 to $45 per child.

INFORMATION

www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

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