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    Default Glacier National Park

    Headed to Glacier National Park in a week. Anything I should specifically do or see or ride while there besides ride the Going to the Sun road?

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    If you see another spyder, we will be doing the road to the sun on July 4

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    AND, if you are heading near Libby Montana afterwards ( depending on direction of travel) you really should take the short hike to Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge. It's West of Libby

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    Last time we were there we did Going to The Sun road from east to west and then stayed in Bigfork. The next day we reversed course and road the Sun road from west to east, looped around SR 89, SR49 and to 2 then back to Bigfork for a second night before moving on. It was a great day ride and you get a different perspective riding the road in a different direction. Make sure you have a camera. Great scenery. Beat the crowds with early morning rides if you can. Have fun..... Jim
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    Be sure to ride Beartooth Pass and the Chief Joseph Hwy on your way up or back.

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    We just returned from Yellowstone. Was actually surprised at the number of Spyders and Spyders pulling RT622 or Freedom trailers.

    As for Libby Montana, say hi to my stepsister as you pass thru...

    Glacier National Park, maybe I should have the wife research that for our next trip in a couple years from now.

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    Check the weather before you go as it was still snowing there late last week.

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    We were there a few years ago. While rafting we ran into a lady from North Carolina who asked if we had been to Many Glacier Lake. We said no, and we didn't think we had time as it was on east end of park. She said it was the most beautiful place in the world. Based on this we took the time and went - she was right!

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    As of now the road is open. Wasn’t last week.
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    We did the Many Glacier trail and it was great. Almost a cake walk. However, don't walk back to the motel after dinner carrying a doggie bag with half a chicken dinner and get chased by a bear like someone I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utah Geezer View Post
    Headed to Glacier National Park in a week. Anything I should specifically do or see or ride while there besides ride the Going to the Sun road?
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    Look for the Circuit Yellow
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    pay special attention to wildlife on roadway, all roads are narrow, also look for wet patches on road from baby waterfalls.
    Grab any turn out you can find for amazing photo ops. Be sure to visit the depot while there. Mostly just stay safe.
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    We are headed to Glacier the 20th of July !!
    Looking forward to it !!

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    On the east side of the park, take the ride up to the Prince of Wales hotel in Waterton NP Alberta. Its not far and a very worthwhile side trip. Beautiful part of this international park.
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    If you are riding Going to the Sun Road in early morning do watch for bicyclists as they must start early by park regulation.
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    We will be there on 7/15.
    Can't wait to ride it again.

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    I agree that after the Going to the Sun road the Many Glacier area is spectacular with several excellent hiking trails if that is an option for you. Many Glacier is one of the best areas in the park to see wildlife, best mostly early morning. Also the drive up to Waterton is well worth it. Two years ago I found a Brown Bear right on the side of the road, just watch out for the free range cattle that frequently graze just off the Chief Mountain road near the border crossing, and don't forget your passport. Finally, if you have the time, the Two Medicine area, near East Glacier Village, also has some great scenery.

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    Good comment Ann. we just returned from Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park. they just opened Trail Ridge Road a couple of weeks ago and the next day after we went thru they closed the road again as they had lots of snow.. and dress warm as it was really cold at 12,000 feet.........
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    While in the area check out the Canadian side. That’s where we saw the animals!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnt View Post
    While in the area check out the Canadian side. That’s where we saw the animals!
    Are you calling us "animals"

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    We will be there on the July 2nd and back to Missoula on the 3rd and 4th. Just missed ya.


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    Won't make it that direction this time but I'll keep in in mind next time in a years.
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    Default Last year

    We did that two years ago when we toured Wyoming. Thanks.
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    Oh I did that already. mid 80's in the day. Should be perfect.
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    We did this last time we were up there and really enjoyed it. Rode the Canadian area for a few days. Pulled the passports out last week and realized that our passports expired 6 months ago.
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