As many of us have learned, Glacier Park in the summertime is incredibly beautiful.... and incredibly busy. It quiets down later in the season after Going-to-the-Sun-Road officially closes for the winter, but does that really mean that there is nothing left to do?
We find that the off-season offers as many opportunities for those who are willing to work a little harder for them.
Our team got back from the 2016 convention in Chattanooga a little less than 2 weeks ago where we were delighted, pleasantly surprised & honored to receive the award for 2017 Campground of the Year. In years past KOA has awarded the "Franchisee of the Year Award" & this is the first year that the Campground of the Year has been awarded so we are even more excited to be the first receivers of this award!
If you are feeling adventurous, make your way up to Lincoln Peak before there is too much snow! We did it last weekend and the views were amazing! Sperry Chalet is the perfect spot to take your lunch break.
1. Drive the famous Going-to-the-Sun-Road: Have your cameras ready for this one folks. The world famous GTSR climbs twists and climbs it’s way through some of Glacier National Park’s most spectacular scenery for about 50 miles. Start at the West Glacier entrance, drive along Lake McDonald (don’t forget to stop & take some pictures!) through the forest & then begin the climb towards Logan Pass. You will be rewarded with views in every direction. Stop at the visitor center for souvenirs & be on the lookout for both mountain goats & bighorn sheep as they can be commonly seen up here. Begin descending towards St. Mary’s Lake as you drop away from the continental divide. It will take about 2 hours to get across the 50 mile road because of slow speed limits (trust us – you wouldn’t want to drive fast on this road!), plan on another 2 hours back to the kampground via either Going-to-the-Sun-Road or highway 2.