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Glacier National Park Montana Road Trip

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373.9 miles: 7 hours, 40 minutes
Glacier National Park is a scenic wonderland of ice-sculpted valleys, snow-capped peaks, gleaming white glaciers, pristine lakes and gushing waterfalls. Hikers will be in paradise with some 700 miles of trails to explore. During this journey, you’ll also get a taste of Montana culture and history while visiting sites in Great Falls and Helena.
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Glacier Int Airport (Kalispell) to St. Mary
76.6 miles: 2 hours, 6 minutes
Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of the world’s outstanding scenic roadways, traverses the width of Glacier National Park. Blackfeet Indians were so awed with this majestic land that they deemed it sacred ground. Go on a vigorous trek, saddle up for a trail ride or take a peaceful lake cruise. You might spy a mountain goat, bighorn sheep, moose or marmot along the way.
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St. Mary to Great Falls
193.2 miles: 3 hours, 37 minutes
During this leg, you can take a side trip to gaze at the magnificent peaks of stunning Two Medicine Valley as well as experience the legacy of the Plains Indians. Then, it’s on to Great Falls, where you’ll relive the adventures of Lewis and Clark, plus observe the works of Wild West painter Charles Russell, a liquor-loving, tale-telling and tough-talking cowboy.
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Great Falls to Helena
104.2 miles: 1 hours, 56 minutes
Learn how native peoples hunted buffalo and venture past a natural wonder called Gates of the Mountains, where a Missouri River boat excursion navigates between soaring limestone walls. Venture on to Montana’s state capital, Helena, cradled in the foothills of the Rockies. Tour the elegant state capitol building, or explore the historic city on an open-air train.