Boardwalks at Mammoth Hot Springs and other thermal features are designed to keep visitors safe and protect the fragile crusts. Photo © Galyna Andrushko/123rf.

Battling Bad Behavior in National Parks

When traveling in Yellowstone, you might be confronted with other visitors ignoring the rules. In most cases, they don’t intend to be malicious. They simply misunderstand the natural ecosystem, its realities and its dangers. So, what can you do to encourage better behavior from others? Read these tips from Becky Lomax.

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Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton

Travel writer Becky Lomax reveals the splendors of Yellowstone Park and Grand Teton, from the sought-after vacation town of Jackson and a world-class museum complex in Cody to the gorgeous badlands topography of Old-West Dubois. Lomax is the essential tour guide, covering itineraries such as Yellowstone in a Day, Five Days in Jackson Hole, and […]

Cyclists ride up a gravel path in a pine forest.

Flathead Valley Cycling in Glacier National Park

Oodles of two-lane highways and paved country lanes make long loops around Flathead Lake or short farmland tours for roadies, and there are many single-track and dirt-road choices for mountain bikers. Here’s where to go for each, along with bike rental and repair shops in the area.

A Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) puffs its feathers on this cold and snowy day in April.

GNP Flora and Fauna: North Fork’s Unique Creatures

Glacier National Park hosts a plethora of plants and animals; lots of usual suspects, such as bears, wolves, elk, and bighorn sheep, but also quite a few unique species. Most interesting among them are species of the North Fork, including incredibly tiny animals, some weighing even less than an ounce, and creative carnivorous plants. And with North Fork’s plentiful and varied bird species, birders will have a ball.

Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park.

Where to Go Around St. Mary and Many Glacier

While St. Mary is the eastern portal to Glacier’s famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, Many Glacier is a setting of dreams: distinctive peaks, idyllic lakes, pastoral meadows. Here’s a overview of the area’s towns and surroundings to help plan where to go.

With dramatic landscapes and wildlife-watching opportunities, Waterton's Bison Paddock keeps all ages entertained.

Glacier National Park Kid-Friendly Trip Ideas

The trick with kids in Glacier is to be prepared on hikes and adventures. From hikes to fishing trips to horseback riding and a whole lot more, here are some great kid-friendly trip ideas in Glacier National Park, along with advice for making the trip that much easier.