Glacier Park Montana preserves over 1,000,000 acres of forests, alpine meadows, and lakes. It is preserved so that you can enjoy it as much as your grandparents did and as much as your grandchildren will in future generations. Its diverse habitats are home to over 70 species of mammals and over 260 species of birds. The spectacular glaciated landscape is a hikers paradise containing 700 miles of maintained trails that lead deep into one of the largest intact ecosystems in the lower 48 states.
Glacier Park contains over 350 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and six National Historic Landmarks. Including hotels with some of the loveliest views you will ever see. Lake McDonald Lodge sits directly on the banks of Lake McDonald which lies in a giant bowl and is surrounded by thickly forested, towering mountains. Many Glacier Hotel which sits on the edge of Swiftcurrent lake with stunning views of Grinnell Point and Mt. Henkel. And finally the Rising Sun Motor Inn which sits close to the shores of St. Mary Lake.
One of the highlights to a trip Glacier is the unique "red jammer buses." The antique red buses are both a symbol the park and a reminder of a time when adventurous travel was done with style and grace. The vintage sedans are called "jammer buses" by the locals, a name, which carried over from the days when the buses had standard transmissions and the drivers could be heard "jammin" the gears as they drove up and down the rugged mountainous highway. Today visitors can engage in guided scenic tours from these quaint "buses."
Whatever you plan to do when visiting the park make your reservations early to ensure you get the lodging and tours you want.
For more information and to make reservations log onto http://www.nationalparkreservations.com/glacier.php