I'm currently planning for a backpacking trip to Glacier national park during second week of July. I'm going with Glacier guides Montana raft company for a 8 day (hike/raft) combination trip from July 7th to 14th. After this hiking/raft trip I'm thinking about spending 5 more days (July 15th-19th) at the park and try to explore the park by
myself and fly back to New Jersey on July 20th morning. I'll be renting a car for these 5 days. I need some help on planning this portion of my trip. Appreciate some inputs on following questions... I will be travelling alone and need to ensure I indulge only in safe activities :)
a) Is Redbus tour a good option ? They have many trips available.. Any suggestions on which tours to take ?
I might take one red bus tour and drive the other routes myself.
b)I would like to stay in one lodge which is at a convenient location and has amenties like restaurants and shops. And also at a convenient and safe location. Is Lake Mcdonald's lodge or Many Glacier Hotel a reasonable option ? I dont want to spend a fortune but need some basic amenties like electricity and bath rooms :)
c)Any suggestions on things to do ? I might take a shorter day hikes. Any suggestions on good hikes ?
d)Apart from Redbus tour are there any good guided trips around ?