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rlott2k 09-03-2013 05:11 PM

Glacier/Waterton National Parks.
My wife and I are planning a return trip ,in Aug 2014, to Waterton National Park in Alberta. ( BTW It's possibly the most beautiful of our National Parks) then we'd like to follow on through to Yellowstone National Park.
Has any one driven the US 17 / Alberta 6 hiway recently? We have a 34" Class A and a small toad. I've heard this hiway is in constant upgrades and wonder if I should plan a longer route. Thanks for any input.

hartb1999 09-21-2013 12:02 AM

is that the one comes over the montain if so your to long i think

EZDZIT 09-28-2013 05:38 PM

We drove US 17/Alberta 6 from south to north in July, 2013 with our 38' DP towing our full size pickup. No problems with length whatsoever. Good road all the way but watch for open range livestock for quite a distance on US 17. South of the CA 6 junction to Waterton there is a hill 5 or 6 miles long at about 6%. You may wish to unhitch before entering Waterton townsite as the streets are fairly busy and narrow before you get to the campground. As you can imagine, the border crossing on this route is not too busy.

By the way, the KOA at St. Mary, MT is pretty nice with full hookups. Nice staff people who will help with tours, if you wish, and other local suggestions. They were also nice enough to receive and hold some rv repair parts for us until we arrived. Waterton and the east side of our Glacier Park were highlights of our trip. It is spectacular!

US 89 south of St. Mary is slow with many curves and short grades down to Browning, MT. Very doable but slow and not too scenic because I was focused on the road.

Have fun!

rlott2k 09-30-2013 09:53 AM

Thanks, thats excatly what I wanted to hear. I've heard they have been working on that hiway (us17) for some time. I have a 34'gasser towing a ford focus, so I'm used to 40mph up the hills. Looking forward to this trip, we stayed in Waterton a few years ago and it is Canadas secret treasure.
The info for the us campgrounds was also greatly appreciated.

Skip426 09-30-2013 10:14 AM

Coming around from the south, and this is old info , it's been 12 years since I've been around the parks . Avoid Montana 49, it is a shorter route than going through Browning, from East Glacier Village, but, after the turn off to ; Two Medicine camp ground; the last 5 miles is marked no trailers.
For very good reasons.

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