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Old 05-26-2015, 11:19 PM   #1
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Best way to travel from N Calif to Montana Glasier Park

We are planning a trip from N Cali to Montana to see Glasier Park. Not sure what is the safest route for a 36MH with tow. Any suggestions with the route and best layover places to stay?
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I haven't been out there for a while, but you might take I80 to Salt Lake City; then I15 thru Idaho; then I90 to Missoula, Montana; and then US93 to Kalispell/West Glacier area. Do a search for a rv park. Probably not a good idea to go to far past Kalispell/Whitefish area with a large MH. Dave
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:02 PM   #3
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Both the major routes suggested by Google Maps are quite "safe." You do end up traversing some not-very-interesting regions either way...me, I'd do a loop going up the 80/93/15 routes and then back down through Oregon.

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I80 to Wells US93 north to Twin Falls is a good road. Not sure about 93 north of TF, but it's got to be more scenic than the interstate.
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You need to decide if you want to go to the east side of the park or the west side. Going to the Sun Road is the only east-west road across the park.

Due to length and height restriction, you will not be able to cross it. "Vehicles, and vehicle combinations, longer than 21 feet (including bumpers) or wider than 8 feet (including mirrors), are prohibited between Avalanche Campground and the Rising Sun picnic area parking. Vehicle and vehicle combinations over 10 feet in height may have difficulty driving west from Logan Pass to the Loop, due to rock overhangs."

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We were just there a couple of years ago. Actually, the road from Kalispell and east of Whitefish (US2) is very good. It's a fairly easy drive across to the east side of Glacier, but there's not much on that side of the park.

I highly recommend the Mountain Meadow RV Park in Hungry Horse MT. It is only about 10 miles from the West Glacier entrance. The park is very nice with great people running it. The sites are terraced but was not a problem for our 36' motor home pulling a Jeep. We are not associated with the park in any way, but would go back there in a heartbeat. Also, be sure to visit the Hungry Horse Reservoir and Dam just outside of Hungry Horse.

There is a camping area just inside the park near Lake McDonald, but you would have to check on site suitability for a MH and availability.

As Joel said in the previous post, you can not drive your motor home across the park on the Going to the Sun Highway, but you need to drive it in a car or take a guided tour. It is one of the most spectacular drives in North America. Be sure to make it all the way to St. Mary's Lake on the east side. Also, keep your eyes open for wildlife. We happened on this once in a lifetime photo op on the east side near St. Mary's Lake. See photos below.
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Thank you to all those who answered...we are so looking forward to going and we will have a Rubicon in tow. The information was just what I was looking for...Thank you again... By the way...incredible pictures you got!



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We were just there a couple of years ago. Actually, the road from Kalispell and east of Whitefish (US2) is very good. It's a fairly easy drive across to the east side of Glacier, but there's not much on that side of the park.

I highly recommend the Mountain Meadow RV Park in Hungry Horse MT. It is only about 10 miles from the West Glacier entrance. The park is very nice with great people running it. The sites are terraced but was not a problem for our 36' motor home pulling a Jeep. We are not associated with the park in any way, but would go back there in a heartbeat. Also, be sure to visit the Hungry Horse Reservoir and Dam just outside of Hungry Horse.

There is a camping area just inside the park near Lake McDonald, but you would have to check on site suitability for a MH and availability.

As Joel said in the previous post, you can not drive your motor home across the park on the Going to the Sun Highway, but you need to drive it in a car or take a guided tour. It is one of the most spectacular drives in North America. Be sure to make it all the way to St. Mary's Lake on the east side. Also, keep your eyes open for wildlife. We happened on this once in a lifetime photo op on the east side near St. Mary's Lake. See photos below.
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