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Glacier with five nights in September

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Melbourne, Australia
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Glacier with five nights in September

Any suggestions or advice on this part of our trip please would be great.

Having one night in Helena then travelling to Lake McDonald for two nights. Thought Apgar Village Inn looked good and value for money.

Then travelling to St Mary or Many Lake area for two nights.

Any suggestions for accommodation and will the Going to the Sun road be open?

Then driving back to Kalispell for one night.

Does this plan sound ok having four nights inside the park?

Tacoma, Washington
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1. Re: Glacier with five nights in September

when will you be at glacier???

In September a stretch of road on the east side of the going to the sun road will be closed for road repair.

If it is closed. You can gget back and forth along the southern boundary of the park along US 2.

Im unsure the exact date is scheduled to close in September.

For 5 nights I would do 3 nights on the east side and then 2 on the west side.

If you are staying in Helena i would drive up to the east side of the park first.

day 1 drive up from Helena...do Two Medicine area....night in St Marys/Many Glacier

day 2 Many Glacier

day 3 Many Glacier/St Marys area/Waterton Lakes part

day 4 drive over the going to the sun roaf (if open) to west side

day 5 explore the west side of the park near Lake MacDonald and Avalanche area.

Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: Glacier with five nights in September

Thanks Dan, we would be in Glacier somewhere in the first two weeks of September. What would the drive be like going along the eastern side compared heading through Kalispell?

Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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3. Re: Glacier with five nights in September

If traveling this September, you need to get lodging reservations ASAP. This will detrmine which area you stay in and when. September is a busy time in the park.

4. Re: Glacier with five nights in September

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