Summer is the best time to vacation in Glacier National Park, when outdoor activities are best enjoyed. The 1,000,000-acre park affords scenic vistas of rugged country, unusual wildlife and elusive glaciers. Must-do activities at Glacier include:
Driving the 50-mile-long Going to the Sun Road on historic red “jammer” buses for a “top down” view of spectacular scenery enroute to the Continental Divide.
Hiking from Logan Pass, at the top of the Continental Divide, where visitors find information on many hikes to alpine meadows and lakes.
Picnicking or hiking at St. Mary Lake, on the park’s east side, and nearby St. Mary and Virginia Falls.
Exploring Swiftcurrent Lake or Lake Sherburne, at Many Glacier, by boat, kayak or canoe, with rentals and tours available.
Horseback riding from Many Glacier through the forest to Grinnel Glacier.
Lazing on the beach at Lake McDonald, near West Glacier, the perfect spot for picnics or taking a quick dip in its icy water.
White-water rafting with outfitting and guide companies in Apgar and West Glacier.
Fishing in Lake McDonald, Lower McDonald Creek, the Middle or North Fork of the Flathead River for native trout.
Biking the relatively flat 2.6-mile Apgar Bike Trail, the 10-mile round trip to the Old Flathead Ranger Station or mountain biking the 37-mile Apgar Mountain Loop.