VirtualTourist.com will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you’d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

Travel Answers
Glacier National Park

change location

Did you mean?

Try your search again
    Advanced Editor View Guidelines

    Be the First to Answer

    • Visiting Kona for Ironman Oct 2017

      Kailua-Kona Jan 8, 2017 at 1:39 AM

      We live in Perth W.Australia and plan to visit Kona for the Ironman in October (as spectator only) and plan to be there for 2-3 weeks. We regularly spectate at 70.3s and full Ironmans in Australia/Asia, great to watch.

      Can anyone please suggest/recommend good location to stay (and possible condos/hotels/airB&B) within easy reach of start and transitions.

      Many thanks. Penny

      more
    • Anyone know of cabins, not expensive

      Pocono Manor Jan 6, 2017 at 9:21 AM

      Hey I was wondering if anyone knows of any cabin rentals in the Poconos or near. I'm not looking to go skiing, just horseback riding and just want that country feel! I've never been there but only live about an hour and half away. I just keep getting sponsored places when searching.. And nothing seems suitable

      more
    • Six Nations Rugby

      San Francisco Yesterday

      Visiting San Antonio first weekend in February but desperate to watch the England v France game on the 4th. Is there anywhere in San Antonio or immediate area that we cold do this? Many thanks

       

      more
    • Car rental

      Central Falls Dec 29, 2016 at 7:52 AM

      Can anyone please recommend a reliable car rental company from Prague? 8 of us r planning to visit Prague, Krakow, Budapest,Vienna n Salzburg.
      How is hire car Prague? Seems to have reasonable rates

      more
    • Long term parking in Laredo, then taxi to Quetzalcoatl Airport in Nuevo Laredo

      Laredo Dec 25, 2016 at 7:23 PM

      I'm searching for information on long term parking in Laredo, Tx near the border. Having a hard time finding information on where to park and how much it's likely to cost. Surely someone has done it! Can you give me some info?

      Need to take a taxi from the border to Quetzalcoatl Airport (Nuevo Laredo International). Is that do-able?

      Final question: any idea how long this likely to take? I've got a flight out from Nuevo Laredo International late afternoon and don't know exactly how to plan it, timewise.

      Thank you so much for anything you can tell me!
      Cat

      more
    • grandmaR's Profile Photo

      Between Tallahassee Florida and Summerville SC

      United States of America Jan 8, 2017 at 5:57 PM

      I have a gap of about 4 days between my grandson's graduation in Tallahassee on Friday or Saturday and my granddaughter's wedding in Summerville SC on the following Saturday. Where can I go and stay for four days that is somewhat between Tallahassee and Summerville. I thought of Jekyll Island, St. Simons' Island, or St. Augustine, but I have been to all those places a couple of times. I've also stayed in Hilton Head for a week (hated it), and visited Savannah. I'd rather be in a small place than a big city.

       

      more
    • Specific Location

      Los Angeles Jan 6, 2017 at 6:48 AM

      Hi. I posted another question about where to stay but am now more specific with areas. We will be going to Universal one day, Warner Brothers tour, doing things near Hollywood Blvd area, and then exploring other tourist things.

      Which area/hotel is better...near Universal City (Studio City hotel) or Hollywood Blvd (Hollywood Celebrity hotel), near but off Hollywood Blvd a bit (Days Inn) or Thai Town (Dixie Hotel)? We will have a car but am thinking one of those.
      Have narrowed it down to one of those based on budget and not being too far from Universal and Hollywood Blvd area. We have Hollywood Celebrity booked (but we can cancel).

      more
    • mckinney3's Profile Photo

      Quaint Cabins

      Vermont Dec 31, 2016 at 12:07 PM

      I am looking to find quaint, funky, off the beaten path cabin lodging in Vermont in October 2017.

      All clues and tips appreciated.

      dan and mary

      more
    • Zion - NP: The Narrows early october

      Zion National Park Dec 27, 2016 at 8:59 AM

      Hello :)

      I found out about the Narrows of the Zion-NP and like to visit it. I will be in Zion NP in early October 2017. Is it possible to visit then?
      I found out you have to walk through the water, how cold and high will it be in October?

      Thanks!:)
      -jeey

      more
    • Traveling to Door County by plane from NC

      Door Creek Jan 3, 2017 at 12:30 PM

      Hello. In August of 2017 we will be traveling from Raleigh Durham Airport, NC to Clark Lake in Door County, WI. We are frequent Southwest Airlines fliers, so we would like to use our Southwest earned miles, but are not sure of the best airport to fly to. We know we will be renting a car to reach Door County from whatever airline we select. We are thinking Green Bay or Milwaukee, but are not sure whether SWA travels to Green Bay, or if the difference in cost would make it more economical to drive a rental from Milwaukee. Looks like a 2 1/2 hr drive from there to Door county. Thanks in advance for any help

      more
    • kop-queen's Profile Photo

      PHX Car Rental transfers, eating and shopping.

      Phoenix Dec 28, 2016 at 2:32 AM

      i am flying out of Phoenix which is an airport I've not been through previously. Can anyone advise ease of transfer from dropping off (Alamo) car hire and navigating through to Departures Terminal 3? I think it may involve a shuttle - if so how regularly do they run (6:30 - 7:30 am. Travelling alone so no one to share luggage humping with. Potentially I could check in car the night previous and use an airport hotel (would need transfer for that though?) but hoping that traffic will be reasonable at that hour in the morning on a Wednesday even if I had to navigate short stretch of I10 over Salt River? Also too early for breakfast at hotel so any suggestions in Terminal? Guessing that the shopping will be the usual gift oriented and duty free goodies - or should I save back some dollars - wishful thinking that I'll have any!

      more
    • paddington28's Profile Photo

      Helicopter flights

      New York City Jan 2, 2017 at 7:50 AM

      Looking at different deals for helicopter flights,am i better of booking in advancing,or do you think i can organise while i am there? Does anyone have any recomendations as well? Many thanks

      more
    • South rim Grand Canyon tours

      Grand Canyon Jan 2, 2017 at 3:15 AM

      Hi

      Thinking of driving to grand canyon rather than getting bus, what is the best type of tour to do? Walk/drive?

      more
    • Suitable for swimming on Big Island of Hawaii in April?

      Hawaii (Big Island) Dec 28, 2016 at 7:05 PM

      Can anyone tell me about water temps in Kona/Kohala area during mid-April? Is it warm enough for swimming and snorkeling?

      more
    • Road Trip from NJ to Grand Canyon

      New Jersey Dec 27, 2016 at 5:53 PM

      We are planning a 4 week round trip. We want to see Mount Rushmore and the St. Louis Arch. What else on the route is best to see? What is the best route?

      Thank you!

      more
    • kop-queen's Profile Photo

      A days road trip - Tucson to Phoenix?

      Arizona Dec 25, 2016 at 11:24 AM

      I have one day to spend heading back to Phoenix for my flight the following day. Rather than head straight up interstate I had thought about a detour to take in the Salt River area - would really like to get a view of the wild horses there if the chance arose. Could do with final night accommodation within an hour of PHX. Any suggestions for route and places to stay would be welcome. Please bear in mind that I am travelling solo so need to be a little aware of safety. Thanks everyone.

      more
    • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo

      Best site for renting house or Condo Short term?

      United States of America Jan 13, 2017 at 9:22 AM

      Figured I had better ask this now, as can't later. My husband and I generally travel with a 5-th wheel trailer, but are considering maybe trying out staying in a condo, apartment, house, etc. short term instead in the coming years. This would be for a 2 - 3 week stay in the US. So far I have found HomeAway and VRBO as possible helpful sources. I would appreciate any advice as to if these are the best ones, and/or are there others that are also valuable sources.

      more
    • Rental Car GPS replacement

      United States of America Jan 12, 2017 at 8:09 AM

      We will rent a car in fall 2017 in the USA for about 3 Weeks.

      I noticed that all the rental companies want to charge arount 150-500$ for a Navigation System. This is really much, compared to the 1500$ rental cost!!

      They will use these standart "window mount" navigation devices i guess.
      We don't want to pay that much, so i was looking for options.

      Would you reccomend buying a GPS in an eletronic store?
      I saw a lot of them for like 80-120$, and if you once have one, you can use it on all your future travels in us

      Since where not from us, a device that tells us the current speed limit would be nice!:)

      more
    • Suggestions while in Alaska

      Alaska Jan 6, 2017 at 1:05 AM

      Planning a trip to Alaska on 18feb for about 1week. Planning to catch the northern lights. Do you think its the right time? Will fly into Anchorage and will take the train to Fairbank. Will spend a few days there. Any recommended place to visit? Thought of renting a car to move around, is it a good idea? Or good to just join any tours? Will spend a few days too in Anchorage after Fairbank. Any suggestions where and its a must to visit while in Alaska? Top priority is to try catch the northern lights. Recommended place to be? Thanks and hear from all of you.

      more
    • miniexplorer's Profile Photo

      Hotel, activities, surfing recommendations?

      Maui Jan 2, 2017 at 4:13 PM

      Hi everyone,

      It's been a while since I've written. Well it's time for another trip. I'm hoping to go to Maui to experience Hawaii for the first time with my husband

      I don't know much about Hawaii. Just know they have great coffee and a great place to learn to surf.

      Does anyone know of a great hotel near the waters with a nice beach that's also near activities like surfing, snorkelling, hiking, kayaking? We like the adventure type of vacations.

      Hopefully to get some ideas and not break the bank.

      Thanks.

      more
    • airtrain and E line subway at rush hour

      New York City Jan 2, 2017 at 8:06 AM

      Our flight from London will arrive into JFK at 4pm. I'm assuming clearing immigration/customs/collecting bags etc will take about an hour or so, meaning we will be trying to leave the airport at rush hour. Our hotel is on 42nd street and only 2 mins walk from Port authority bus station on 42nd so I was planning on getting the airtrain to Jamaica and then getting on the E line subway to 42nd street. Does this sound like a bad idea at rush hour as we will also be travelling with suitcases? There's only 2 of us and I don't want to spend a fortune on transfers, and i'm also aware that the shared transfer vans (go airlink etc) don't have a good reputation, which is why i'm leaning more towards the airtrain/subway at the moment.

      Any advice would be appreciated :-)

      more
    • Travel advice in East Coast

      United States of America Jan 20, 2017 at 6:03 AM

      Hello Everyone,

      Thank you very much for your feedback back in 2015 regarding west coast travel advice. My trip to USA was memorable and its because of your feedback.

      Now I will be going to the east coast this year. My tentative travel date is from 26 May - 18 June. I wish to see the east coast. I don't want this trip to be a hectic one so I want to see important places and spend some time in New York just taking it easy. I know this sounds a little vague because you may ask how many days you want to spend where and so on. But I want you to guide me here as you know how many days (approx) I would have in hand. The last few days I want to do some shopping.

      I think I should at least go to Boston, New York, DC and Niagara falls. I also wish to visit few good universities there as I wish to pursue a masters in the futue.

      Your advice will be appreciated.

      Thank you.

      Cheers,
      GR

      more
    • Lunch time Seattle

      Seattle Jan 2, 2017 at 9:46 AM

      What are some good restaurants for Seattle at lunch time?

      more
    • Suggestions

      Portland Jan 6, 2017 at 12:50 AM

      Planning a trip to Portland USA end of Feb 2017 after my Alaska trip for about 6days. Planning to rent a car to move around while there. Any suggestions as to where I should visit in Portland and mayb any nearby city that its a worth to visit too while there? Hear from you soon and thanks in advance.

      more
    • Ginastar's Profile Photo

      Good hotels near to Alcatraz just a good location ?

      San Francisco Dec 31, 2016 at 1:49 PM

      Hey guys I'm travelling to San Fran for four days on my own In July
      First time ever so bit nervous but excited
      Have no idea what hotel to stay in that's near to Alcatraz and other areas to see
      I'm 27 from London
      Can any one help !!??? X

      more
    • best RV Campground

      by JimR73 Online Now Aug 12, 2016 at 2:46 PM

      We plan to visit Glacier NP in early September staying in our travel trailer. We were planning to stay at the KOA Saint Mary on the East side. NOw we are finalizing the plans and considering the KOA in West Glacier. Any iinformation or opinions is appreciated

      3 Answers Aug 16, 2016 at 11:09 AM
    • Trailhead to trailhead shuttle

      by Luke-dog Online Now Aug 11, 2016 at 8:29 PM

      Is it possible to arrange a shuttle from trailhead to trailhead to close the loop on a backpacking trip? Thinking I want a ride for two from Kintla Lake back to Waterton Park trailhead.

    • Drive from Seattle to Glacier National Park

      by mdees2000 Online Now Aug 1, 2016 at 7:38 PM

      Driving from Seattle to GNP in November. Wondering what the road conditions and weather will be like. Any thoughts or ideas appreciated. Thanks!

      2 Answers Aug 2, 2016 at 12:23 PM
    • Best route to Glacier from Banff

      by MarkE147 Online Now Dec 7, 2015 at 5:39 PM

      In mid to late June, we're going to visit Banff & Jasper first, then drive to Glacier. What are the pros & cons of the west route (via 95/93 to Kalispell) versus the eastern approach (via 2/89 to St. Marys)? Since we will have multiple days in the area, I'm more interested in thoughts about the scenery on the routes and road conditions rather than where to stay and what to see once we are at the park.
      Thanks.

      7 Answers Dec 28, 2015 at 5:46 PM
    • gerryexide's Profile Photo

      end September-October Visit

      by gerryexide Online Now Aug 14, 2015 at 8:40 AM

      Hello,

      What kind of weather can we expect for a visit by end Sept to 1st wk of Oct 2015?

      Thanks to give tips..

      Gerry

      7 Answers Aug 31, 2015 at 10:44 AM
    • Suggestions for trip to Canmore

      by bendtraveler7 Online Now Jul 30, 2015 at 8:07 AM

      We are 2 senior couples who be traveling from Billings Montana to Canmore Alberta. We intent to go through Glacier National Park and Waterton National Park on the way, the first week of August. Any suggestions of what to see, where to stop and where to eat?

      1 Answer Aug 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM
    • Dymphna1's Profile Photo

      Park on Fire

      by Dymphna1 Online Now Jul 23, 2015 at 11:12 AM

      There are over 4,000 acres on fire. St. Mary's is in danger of the fire. One historic cabin has been consumed. Some roads are closed at Big Bend. Parts of the park have been evacuated.

      4 Answers Aug 31, 2015 at 12:07 PM
    • Jagjita's Profile Photo

      Driving from Seattle to Glacier National Park in June

      by Jagjita Online Now May 23, 2015 at 10:39 AM

      I'm planning a 5 day trip from Seattle to West side of GNP. Can someone please help with answers to the following queries,

      1) Is driving from Seattle to GNP safe in early June. Would all the roads be open? What type of vehicle should i rent? Would a normal 2 wheel sedan be ok?
      2) I'm planning to stay in Kallispell and drive to West side for day trips and come back to base. Any suggestions if this is a good idea?
      3) My father who is 70 years old is accompanying me so hiking is ruled out. Any suggestions on what can we cover by road and any must see locations?

      Thanks

      Regards

      J

      7 Answers May 26, 2015 at 11:36 AM
    • Buckeyerunner34's Profile Photo

      Driving/parking in glacier

      by Buckeyerunner34 Online Now Jul 15, 2014 at 12:04 AM

      My friend and I are backpacking through glacier September 18 - September 22. We will be exiting through sperry trailhead. My question is 1. Is there parking near sperry trailhead or somewhere close enough that we can hike there reasonably. 2. Since the free shuttles will be down by our dates are there other forms of transportation available to take us to either our car or hotel on going the sun road? Thank you.

      8 Answers Aug 31, 2015 at 10:45 AM
    • Canoeing on lakes in park

      by gofedler Online Now Jun 26, 2014 at 7:38 PM

      Which lake has the best view for canoeing

      2 Answers Jul 4, 2014 at 4:35 AM
    • Waterfall room

      by fuzzybug05 Online Now Jun 6, 2014 at 7:57 AM

      where is the waterfall room in Glacier National Park located?

      2 Answers Jun 6, 2014 at 9:45 AM
    • Daisylove's Profile Photo

      Which is a better boat tour?

      by Daisylove Online Now May 30, 2014 at 6:07 AM

      I am going for a vacation at the Glacier National Park. There are a few boat tours , namely McDonald Lake, Two Medicine Lakes, St Mary Lake & Many Glacier. We are going to choose 1 cruise among the 4. May I know which cruise give the best scenic view? Thanks

      2 Answers Jun 27, 2014 at 2:09 PM
    • Stoney Indian Pass

      by kaplaw Online Now Apr 4, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      What kind of snow accumulation can I expect going over Stoney Indian Pass in early July?

      2 Answers Apr 28, 2014 at 9:20 AM
    • Ideal Date to Visit

      by BobDole Online Now Apr 4, 2014 at 7:22 AM

      What is the best time to visit the park for hiking this year? I am hoping to go first week in august.

      3 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 4:58 PM
    • Yellowstone to Glacier National Park

      by GloriaRitchie Online Now Mar 21, 2014 at 7:37 AM

      We are driving from Yellowstone to Glacier towing a 20 ft travel trailer. We are concerned as to the elevation and the roads going up. Looks like we will be taking 15 to Helena and 287 to 89.

      1 Answer Mar 22, 2014 at 1:06 PM
    • where to stay 34' rv

      by mocsabj Online Now Mar 2, 2014 at 3:02 PM

      planning a trip to Glacier N P. staying in Fish creek campground, either loop A or B.
      would one be better than the other for a 34' rig?

    • Where and how?

      by Bsmith11 Online Now Feb 17, 2014 at 8:36 PM

      I want to plan a week long trip to Glacier this July. Where would you recommend I go? What permits and reservations do I need? And how do I obtain them?

      Thanks
      Brad

      4 Answers Feb 23, 2014 at 5:13 AM
    • Campground reservation

      by Barb540 Online Now Feb 17, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Is it too early to make campsite reservation's for mid August,,we will be pulling a small trailer and plan to stay 5 to 6 days. Thanks

      1 Answer Feb 17, 2014 at 3:08 PM
    • jennyzichterman's Profile Photo

      Camp in Many Glacier or St. Mary's campground?

      by jennyzichterman Online Now Dec 29, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      We are planning a week-long visit to Glacier in July of 2014. We will spend 3 nights at Fish Creek and then 4 nights on the east side of the park. We would love to stay in Many Glacier CG but arriving early with our gear and kids could be difficult. Is it worth the extra effort to stay in Many Glacier or is a reservable site in St Mary's CG nearly as good?

      Thanks!

      2 Answers Jan 13, 2014 at 11:22 AM
    • rickd11's Profile Photo

      Places to stay

      by rickd11 Online Now Dec 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM

      Going to Glacier in early May. I understand that everything may not be full swing, but what would be the closest city to the park that has bars and restaurants that are open. Any hotel suggestions by name would be much appreciated.

      Thanks, Rick

      5 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 6:04 AM
    • redbikegirl's Profile Photo

      Sperry Chalet and Granite Park Chalet

      by redbikegirl Online Now Oct 22, 2013 at 5:38 AM

      Sperry Chalet and Granite Park Chalet will start taking reservations on Monday, October 28th. Both Chalets fill up quickly so if you're planning on visiting Glacier next year and considered hiking and staying at one of these historic chalets, make reservations soon. We've stayed overnight at Sperry and hiked to Granite Park Chalet and both are well worth the visit.
      hikinginglacier.blogspot.com...

      3 Answers Oct 23, 2013 at 5:32 AM
    • Backcountry backpacking trip

      by scharbarth37 Online Now Oct 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM

      5 (college seniors) guys all in good/great physical shape with little to no backpacking experience but lots of outdoor experience are looking to take a backcountry backpacking trip in Glacier National Park. We're looking to spend 5 days and 4 nights (could be flexible) around the first week of June. Any advice would be great as we're just starting to research for the trip.

      5 Answers Jan 5, 2014 at 8:44 AM
    • Group with Campers and Kids

      by scotpettit Online Now Sep 20, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      We are planning a trip for next summer from Seattle. There are 3 groups with med to small trailers and several kids. It will be our first visit to Glacier. What is the best campground for trailers and kids when coming from the west; preferably one which takes reservations. Our thought is to stay there a few nights and explore the park. We have more time, are there other areas of Montana good to explore? Our last stop will be Farragut State Park so something in between would be nice.

      2 Answers Sep 25, 2013 at 7:51 AM
    • North Circle Loop aka: Many Glacier Loop

      by Honkyfire Online Now Sep 11, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      Anyone hitting this trail Sept 13 - 18? Me and two ys are. We are just as wondering who's coming.

    • Camping at seasonally closed campgrounds?

      by bikecamper888 Online Now Sep 5, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      Has anyone had experiences with camping at campgrounds in Glacier that are closed seasonally? My partner and I are going there next week, and a couple of the places we'd planned to go (Avalanche, Rising Sun) will be closed for the season. We'll be on bicycles, so getting around barriers won't be a problem. We're also prepared for bears. But are campgrounds regularly checked by park staff? Thanks!

      6 Answers Sep 28, 2013 at 12:17 PM
    • giardia danger

      by chrisengdahl Online Now Aug 26, 2013 at 7:59 PM

      does lake mcdonald contain giardia?

      2 Answers Aug 27, 2013 at 2:22 AM
    • Overnight parking

      by LarryBr Online Now Aug 23, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      Can you leave a hard sided travel trailer in Fish Creek campground unattended for the night? We have reservations, but we are going to do a back-country hike. If not, where can you park a trailer to go hiking overnight?

    • steve1959's Profile Photo

      lodging in sept

      by steve1959 Online Now Aug 16, 2013 at 11:27 PM

      Planning to visit glacier the second week of Sept and was wondering if hotel rooms would be available on short notice? Not sure what day we will arrive and would like to just get rooms as we go.

      3 Answers Aug 22, 2013 at 10:57 AM
    • Is this too ambitious a hike?

      by arud5 Online Now Aug 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      I'm planning on leaving from Logan's pass, taking the Highline trail to the chalet, then going through switcurrent pass to many glacier, and finally heading to cracker lake to spend the night. Is that too much for one day?

      3 Answers Jan 13, 2014 at 5:29 AM
    • Bear Spray

      by GPrud Online Now Jul 31, 2013 at 5:36 AM

      I plan to pick up bear spray near West Glacier for a back country hike starting on August 6. I'd welcome ideas on how to acquire it economically. Can I mail it home after the trip? I can't check it on the plane.

      13 Answers Sep 25, 2013 at 8:04 AM