Can this mountain landscape, with its waterfalls, vast virgin forests, glacial valleys and towering ice-glazed peaks, truly exist? It's a fun thought to ponder as you and your family walk through a forest full of red cedar and fir. Is that really a bighorn sheep perched on the bluff? Amazing to consider. Even better to experience.
1 Welcome to Big Sky Country! After meeting in Whitefish, head out on a warm-up ride into Glacier National Park Pedal to an overlook where stunning views of Lake McDonald and the surrounding valley await Stop in Apgar Village and check out regionally made crafts in the shops and galleries, or drop by the visitor center to learn about the park's flora and fauna.
2 A shuttle whisks us to Logan Pass via the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, which, according to Outside magazine, "provides a year's worth of extraordinary scenery in one trip" Embark on a hike through the surrounding area with plunging waterfalls, enormous virgin forests, towering peaks and glacier-carved valleys as our backdrop.
3-4 Journey north to the Canadian border through ranchland and past stands of aspen Pedal a hilly route to an overlook with spectacular vistas of Chief Mountain Tackle a scenic climb that ends at Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park Spend the day in Waterton Lakes National Park as you choose: hike, go horseback riding, fish or simply relax Hop aboard a boat shuttle to Goat Haunt, the northern gateway to Glacier National Park Hike to Rainbow Falls or Kootenai Lake, where you might spot a moose.
5 Savor views of the surrounding mountains during a morning hike through open grassland and lush aromatic forest Arrive at Crandell Lake in the Blakiston Valley, an ancient meeting place and camping area of the First Nations people for thousands of years.