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Old 04-29-2015, 05:00 PM   #15
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I would say we will be passing thru Montana in early June. General interest is everything you mentioned! We prefer state parks, national parks and COE camping. We like
stopping at RV resorts maybe once a week for laundry, pool, etc. We have never done BLM because there are none we know of on the east coast.
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I noticed in another forum where this Route 2 was suggested as a way to get to Great Falls from the Upper Peninsula, MI. I'm very interested in this route coming from New England, and eventually want to head north to Alaska. I like the idea of a nice scenic road and less truck traffic. We are in no hurry. Are there a lot of camping options along the way? I've done up and down the entire East Coast, but this will be our first time west in a MH and toad. Any suggestions will be helpful and appreciated!
There are so many things to do and see along US 2 I can't remember most of them. You're aware of The Mall of America of course, Havre, Mt has Havre underground, a do not miss IMO. Cut Bank, MT is interesting. Blackfoot Indian reservation at Browning, MT, museum. US 2 is lightly traveled, straight and flat most of the way. When the wind is coming out of the West it makes for lower fuel mileage. I remember one trip my truck would not shift into high gear/OD. When we stopped for a rest break I could barely open my door, had to open DW's door for her to get out of the truck, wind was so strong.
There is a lot of history along US 2, look at a road map to get a small portion of what's within 50 miles of US 2.

free or low cost camping, some towns have a city park with electricity and water for RVers, some are donation only, some have a low fee. If you're going to tour Glacier NP from the East side, stay at the KOA at St. Marys, MT., the only other CG there is not suitable for a 40' RV, regardless of what they tell you, and it's atop a small mountain that is always quite windy.
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You didn't say where you intend to cross into Canada. I'd suggest Sweetgrass just north of Shelby. When we crossed there going and coming from Alaska it was never busy. Unlike Sumas and other crossing points further west.
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Havre, MT - Havre Beneath the Streets We found this an interesting stop. Neat Cavalry Fort South of town as well. Pretty nice rv park in town.


Peace Gardens in ND are a worthwhile side trip too.
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We'll be a little north of Great Falls (Choteau) for the 4th of July. Parade, steak fry in the city park, rodeo and fireworks. Nothing better than that for the 4th!
Amen!

I grew up in Great Falls and probably spent 7-8 of my 4th of July's in Choteau.

We went back last year and took the kids, it's still the same awesome event it was 20 years ago. We'll be back again next year!!


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When in Great Falls check out the Charlie Russell museum.
Terrible omission on my part. The CMR museum is a must. Thank you for pointing it out, Gordon!

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Yup - Great Falls to Calgary via Sweet Grass, Calgary to Edmonton (largest mall), Edmonton to Grande Prairie, Grande Pairie to Dawson Creek (Mile 0 Alaska Highway.

Or - Great Falls to Calgary, Calgary to Lake Louise, Lake Louise to Jasper (Banff Jasper Highway), Jasper to Hinton, Hinton to Grande Prairie, Grande Pairie to Dawson Creek (Mile 0 Alaska Highway)
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Or - Great Falls to Calgary, Calgary to Lake Louise, Lake Louise to Jasper (Banff Jasper Highway), Jasper to Hinton, Hinton to Grande Prairie, Grande Pairie to Dawson Creek (Mile 0 Alaska Highway)
That was our honeymoon route, and we came back down on the BC side, through Radium, Fairmont, and Nelson.

The exchange rate favors spending some quality time in Canada right now!
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That was our honeymoon route, and we came back down on the BC side, through Radium, Fairmont, and Nelson.

The exchange rate favors spending some quality time in Canada right now!
It does indeed. It is almost like getting paid to go on vacation.

The Banff/Jasper Highway (Hwy 93) aka Icefields Parkway is one of the most scenic highways in North America if not the world. It is transport truck restricted so you can take a leisurely drive through some fantastic scenery. The road will easily accommodate the largest motor homes. A moderate speed limit will give you time to view the many wonders there for the viewing.
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We did Icefields Parkway a few years ago in a rented car, before MH. Couldn't remember if it was doable with a MH and toad. Good to know it is! It was a beautiful ride for sure!
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