While Glacier National Park houses a number of top-notch lodges, there’s no better way to immerse yourself in the park’s wild, rugged beauty than to camp under its crystal-clear skies, surrounded by the quiet humming of nature. Choose from any of the following campsites inside the park for the full Glacier experience.
Exploring Glacier National Park, along with Waterton Lakes National Park—collectively the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park—yields indelible memories. Enjoy a two-nation vacation by staying in historic lodges. Plan ahead; you’ll need lodging reservations inside the park a year in advance.
In the Northern Rockies, you’ll come across young mountains, a steaming supervolcano, and fast-melting glaciers. With this weeklong road trip route, you can see all of them by stitching together three national parks: Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier.
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.
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.