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One Day - Bozeman or Kalispell area?

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One Day - Bozeman or Kalispell area?

The Missoula airport is closed so we are flying into either Bozeman or Kalispell.

We will get in on Wednesday night and have all day Thursday to explore. We then have to head to Missoula for a wedding.

For those who know the areas - would one of them be better than the other? And any suggestions on what to do?

We would love to see the beauty of Montana and maybe fit in a hike and some hanging around....


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1. Re: One Day - Bozeman or Kalispell area?

I vote for Kalispell. Tour Glacier National Park's Going To The Sun Road. Take the day to drive the fantastic 50 mi road and stay at the Many Glacier Hotel. Then drive back over the GTS road and on to Missoula. Instead of staying at Many Glacier, you can go over and back on the GTS road in 1 day and then stay somewhere near Kalispell (Lake McDonald lodge inside the park is a great choice).


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2. Re: One Day - Bozeman or Kalispell area?

Glacier Park will is easily accessible from FCA, whereas in Bozeman it's a longer drive to get to Yellowstone. You've probably already made your decision by now, so the good news is that either location is gorgeous, and you can create a memorable day either place.

In Glacier National Park there are now free shuttle buses leaving from the West Entrance area (Apgar) that will take you over GTTS Road and back. You get on and off at many various stops, stay and hike or continue. This is to alleviate the congestion over this popular road during construction.

Bummer that the Missoula airport is selectively closing and not letting people know in a more timely manner. Hope it turns into a blessing in disguise!

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