My husband and I are flying in from South Carolina to Spokane renting a car and driving to GNP arriving Friday Sept 6. and will fly out of Spokane home the following Saturday. Right now we have reservations at Glacier Campground in a camper cabin (west Glacier) for the entire stay. My question, should we plan to stay maybe 1 night in East Glacier or is the drive back and forth reasonable? We plan to see as much as possible and try to hike at least some almost every day. Most will probably be shorter hikes and we may try part of Highline Trail but not the whole thing. So I guess I am just not sure about driving back and forth multiple times in a week is doable?? Thanks for any suggestions.
We hope to take the sunset cruise at Gates of the Mountains in early August. Since we don't know the roads out there, would it be risky to drive from the Gates of the Mountains dock area to Wolf Creek after dark? Would it be better to plan to stay in Helena, or is there some campground or accommodation closer to the Gates of the Mountains area? Thanks!