Please forgive me if this ends up being a double post. I originally posted it on the Montana Forum, thinking it would show up here on the Glacier one as well. I realize now that it didn't, so I'm re-posting here. Sorry!
All of our park reservations are now made for our Summer 2014 triple park adventure (YNP, GTNP & GNP), so now I'm just trying to settle on the best way to get from YNP to GNP. We will be departing from Old Faithful Inn and heading toward Many Glacier Hotel, allowing for one night to be spent on the road. I'm thinking leave via the west entrance to US 287 or 191(which is better)?
We know that we want to drive Mt. Hwy. 1 (Pintler Scenic Hwy.), see St. Ignatius Mission, visit Miracle of America Museum, maybe the Kerr Dam and eventually travel up the east side of Flathead Lake.
Should we overnight in Missoula, and then head to those sites in the morning on our way to Many Glacier? Or do as much as we can and then overnight in Polson? It just seems like accommodations are more economical in Missoula.
Also, since we really want to go up the east side of FH Lake, what's the best route to Many Glacier Hotel...through the park or around? I'm clueless about GNP.
Thanks so very much. :)
PS. Please let me know if there is anything else we shouldn't miss on the way!