East Glacier and Vicinity
Although East Glacier is not the best base for a several-day tour of the park, it is a handy entrance point for travelers from the east. Camp or hike at nearby Two Medicine Lakes, with all the scenery and far less company than you’ll find at Many Glacier or Lake McDonald.
There’s more of a Native American presence here than in many other areas of the park. Even though most of East Glacier is controlled by non-Indians, it is within the Blackfeet Reservation boundaries and is part of an area that is historically and culturally important to the Blackfeet.
For the Native American angle on the park, join one of Sun Tours’ (406/226-9220 or 800/786-9220, www.glaciersuntours.com) interpretive tours of the park featuring Blackfoot guides.
© W.C. McRae & Judy Jewell from Moon Montana, 7th Edition