Glacier River Retreat

14290 US Hwy 2, HC 37 Box 11A, Essex, Montana, 59916, United States | Campground
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Travel Blogs from Essex

Badlands to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks

A travel blog entry by cjcarter27


... the Canada border today. Earlier than planned, but it should be fine. We will have plenty of time moving through Canada toward Alaska. We may move very slowly in that direction. I'll plan to post on the same general schedule but will rely on available wifi. Sometime in future posts that I have less to report on, I'll share more about our dry camping/boondocking methods including finding campsites, staying clean, and preparing meals. Love to you all! Live Happy!

Carrie & ...

Day 9: Spokane, WA to Essex, MT

A travel blog entry by greg-mary-scott


... trains went past the hotel while we were eating dinner. Also, our hotel room faces the tracks.

Mary's Version:

US 2 has really been a beautiful drive. Well maintained, even to the point that they were widening it, actually making the road go uphill, where it hadn't done so previously. I should have taken a picture of it, it's hard to describe in writing.

We were glad to be at the hotel. Pictures of it and the surrounding area to come ...

Glacier National Park

A travel blog entry by carol_fred


... such mature, lush and green forests. All the water in the Park comes from melting glaciers and it is the most beautiful aqua blue - almost like you would see in the Caribbean. Scientists are not exactly sure what makes the color so aqua, but it has something to do with the minerals in the water. Whatever the reason, it is beautiful to see.

One of our favorite places was called Wild Goose Island. It is a very small island ...

Glacier National Park Visit

A travel blog entry by jillstravels


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The next day, we went for a short but pleasing, hike through flowery meadows around a beaver-less beaver pond to a historic ranger station (one of the Park’s first). It was neat to learn about the family who lived there at the turn of the century before the park was very developed. As the rangers wife once wrote, they lived with “a mountain lion in their attic, skunks in their basement and bears in their backyard” - not to ...

Viewing the Mountain Goats-Day 63

A travel blog entry by 10sandy


... hell or high water, the Stampede will go on"...may have to get me one of them thar shirts!! That's cowboy talk kids!! Road to Banff is also now open! Whew.

So yesterday we went past the West Entrance of Glacier and continue another 30 miles down to the Southern tip where they have salt licks in the rocks to help the goats and it is along a river, so it was quite a view. We saw...well I won't ...


This campground, located on 14290 US Hwy 2, HC 37 Box 11A, Essex, is near Empire Builder.
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