My original plan for an itinerary was 3 days in the West Glacier area, 3 days at Many Glacier and 3 days at Waterton. Since reading through some of the recommendations on the forum I'm planning to adjust my itinerary to spend more time at Many Glacier. Here are my questions:
1. My plan was to fly into Kalispell and travel west to east through the park, then up north to Waterton, flying home (to Wisconsin) from Great Falls. Does this make sense or should we take the opportunity to drive back through the park, east to west, and fly home from Kalispell?
2. How does the Waterton area compare to other areas of the park? We like to hike but because of our age and health, cannot do hikes of more than 5 miles. Are there shorter hikes in the Waterton area?
3. Having driven by the Prince of Wales Hotel many years ago, I've wanted to stay there ever since. It's pricey - is it worth it?
4. I was planning to schedule our trip for the first 2 weeks in September after Labor Day. I gather it will be less crowded at that time but will all the wild flowers be gone? What else should I consider about visiting Glacier in September. We're retired so our schedule is flexible.