North Woods Montana
Travel Blogs from Whitefish
... the "Going to the Sun Road" one more time to get over to the eastern side of the park. We made several stops along the way including a stop at Logan Pass. I had wanted to hike along the Garden Wall trail, but was turned back by a park Ranger at the trailhead. Evidently the trail was still closed, presumably due to the snow at the first section (but it wasn’t nearly as deep as what we encountered on the hike ...
... trip to St. Mary falls. Everyone enjoyed the boat ride, hike, and sitting by the waterfall.
After the boat ride, lunch and rest, we loaded up and drove part of the Going To The Sun Highway as far as Logan Pass.
We took a hike up to Hidden Lake overlook, about 1 1/2 miles one way. This felt like being at the top of the world! We were at the overlook with the lake below and mountains in the background. There was a trail down to the lake, but it ...
... We can also plug the laptop and battery chargers for the cameras into an AC socket so there is no need to leave things charging in toilet blocks as we have done in the past. All cars need one of these I think.
Anyway we plugged along and after 8 hours we finally reached Whitefish where we set up camp in a picturesque spot on a lake. It was then we discovered that trains went by every hour and sounded like they ...
... we headed to the interior of the park on a road called Into the Sun. Very appropriate considering that we were heading east into the sun. The park was absolutely gorgeous. The road was designed to blend into the landscape and there was a lot of very intricate masonry work along the road as well as the bridges and arches to let streams pass under the road.
I will let the ...
... us to hop on board for a THREE HOUR ride. We took the 'Going to the Sun’ road, which was ironic considering the rain that began to pour down as soon as we stepped aboard. The views were stunning, despite the growing fog, and the mountain roads precarious, and we got chatting to a Canadian couple who were surprised by how many national parks we were covering in just three weeks. It wasn’t quite as fun when we were forced to ...
Other places to stay in Whitefish
6510 Highway 93 South, Whitefish | 2 star hotelfrom $108
6390 Hwy 93 S., Whitefish | 2 star hotelfrom $162
2618 Main Street, Cambria | Innfrom $196
- Bit Disappointed
- Peaceful Escape
- Excellent buy with no road noise
121 Iowa Avenue #3A, Whitefish | Hotelfrom $255
3812 Big Mountain Road, Whitefish | 3 star hotelfrom $95
800 Spokane Ave., Whitefish | 1 star hotelfrom $40