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West Glacier: Glacier National Park West Side Half Day Tour

Product ID: 231032
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Spend a half-day exploring the west approach to the summit of Logan Pass on a comfortable bus tour through Glacier National Park. Drive up the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road along the shore of the breathtaking Lake McDonald, the largest lake in the area.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See some of the largest old-growth forests in the northwest
  • Enjoy pristine views of Glacier valleys with rushing white waterfalls
  • Stop at Big Bend to view Bird Woman Falls and the Weeping Wall
  • See the reflections of the mountains and clouds in the stunning Lake McDonald
  • Take a bus tour into the high country of Glacier's west side
Full description
Begin your educational tour at the meeting point in West Glacier. Board a comfortable bus and drive along the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road towards Logan Pass. Take several stops along the route to photograph and view the peaks above the Glacier valley below. At the top of the Continental Divide, enjoy a 40-minute stop as you learn about the sub-alpine ecosystem in the Visitor Center.

Take in the breathtaking views of the 9,000-10,000-foot peaks which surround you and see areas which Native Americans have inhabited since ancient times. Explore favorite hunting camp areas and spiritual locations throughout the area. Stroll along the popular Hidden Lake trail boardwalk which provides easy access into the meadows high above the parking lot. Keep your eyes peeled for the ample wildlife sightings which occur in this area away from the busy road; Rocky Mountain goats and bighorn sheep are seen almost daily.

After admiring stunning panoramas the Upper St. Mary Valley, continue the tour down the winding mountain road towards Lake McDonald. Make a stop at Upper McDonald Falls to view the Sacred Dancing Waters. All drivers/guides are lifetime residents and citizens of the Blackfeet Nation and they will be happy to share a lot of creation stories about the 'Napi' or 'Old Man'. Return back to the meeting point in West Glacier where your tour ends. 
Includes
  • Live commentary from knowledgeable tour guides
  • Transport in a comfortable air-conditioned mini-bus with large windows
  • Pick-up and drop-off in West Glacier
What’s Not Included
  • Glacier National Park entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Gratuities (average 10%)
  • Extended transportation to sites other than advertised pickup locations

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside the Apgar Visitor Center, West Glacier, MT 59936, USA

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• The weather in Glacier National Park changes rapidly and can vary greatly by elevation, please bring plenty of layers
• This tour takes you to high altitudes (7000 ft.), please be aware of your limitations
• Bear spray is available for purchase at many locations near and in Glacier National Park
• Please keep respectful etiquette for nature and wild animals
• Please make sure to bring the Park Entrance pass, your voucher, and your password /ID card
Customer reviews
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Product ID: 231032