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Ok my DH and I are always changing our minds where we want to vacation. We have 17 days and now are planning a late july vacation. Had planned on Colorado Springs and RMNP. Dh is now looking at possible Glacier National Park. It looks to be about a 27 hour drive for us but I'm sure that is based on 70mph and pulling our 36ft 5th wheel we drive around 62mph. Would love suggestions on the routes and stop overs from people driving from Indiana to Glacier or anywhere in Midwest. Last year we were out in Teton National park and Yellowstone and seemed to have plenty of time. Thanks Tara


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We went out there from PA in 2014. It took us 4 days. Our first stop was a Love's truck stop just North of Chicago. We did a Flying J out in Minnesota. We stop at a campground just off the highway in North Dakota.

If you have the time and passports you're just a day south of Banff. The Ice fields parkway is a site to see.

We stayed at North American RV in Glacier. It was a fantastic family run/owned campground.


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Possibly a side trip to Theodore Roosevelt NP one of the best kept secrets of vacation spots. It's worth at least a day...
Be sure to search this Forum for Glacier to get more ideas of what to do while there. Hopefully you all are in good enough shape to do a little hiking. Don't even consider driving the Sun road.


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Dick_B wrote:

Possibly a side trip to Theodore Roosevelt NP one of the best kept secrets of vacation spots. It's worth at least a day...
Be sure to search this Forum for Glacier to get more ideas of what to do while there. Hopefully you all are in good enough shape to do a little hiking. Don't even consider driving the Sun road.


I'm sure you meant with the 5Th wheel.

But if you go to Glacier you have to drive the Going to the Sun Road.

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caysea7254 wrote:

It looks to be about a 27 hour drive for us but I'm sure that is based on 70mph and pulling our 36ft 5th wheel we drive around 62mph.


My dad was an OTR truck driver. The rule for long distance travel planning is 2 hours for every 100 miles. I travel about the same speed you do when towing, this rule has always worked well for me when planning trips with the trailer.


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Glacier is beautiful....as is the surrounding area. Prepare for rain. If you like to hike, bring Bear Spray and Bells to make noise. You need to see "Trick Falls".

Also, bring passport and go to Waterton National Park in Alberta, Canada. Beautiful National Park on the Canadian side of Glacier National Park.

The Flathead Lake area just Southwest of Glacier is beautiful, and we like to visit the little town of Big Fork, Montana.

5th wheel cannot go on the "Going to the Sun Road". Snow on top of the road is not uncommon during the summer.





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Coming from Indiana, the whole West is a wonderland. There are no bad decisions except driving too far and only going to National Parks.

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After dropping your trailer, a run on the "Going to the Sun Road" in both directions is a must. My favorite drive, and different views in each direction. Another stop as long as you have dropped the trailer is a run on the West side of the park to the Polebridge Mercantile. Great sticky buns & cinnamon rolls!

While it may be difficult to find a site, Two Medicine is my favorite campground, although many prefer Many Glacier. All are dry camping.


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"But if you go to Glacier you have to drive the Going to the Sun Road."

Or let the park personnel do the driving by taking the Red Bus Tour. We did it in September and I got to see more of the park by not driving the sometimes narrow road crowded with vehicles.
And I second someone's suggestion about staying at North American RV Park, they were great.

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For sure you can't take a 36 foot 5th wheel on Going to the Sun Road. They won't allow it, and it would be suicidal to try it. Frankly, the best way to make that trip is via the FREE shuttle bus that will allow you to hop on and hop off at stops all along the way. It is a great experience, and beats hell out of driving and fighting the traffic. Going To the Sun Road is a narrow, 2 lane track that is often bumper-to-bumper in both directions. It is a twisty track you cannot travel quickly because of the traffic. But the views are second to none. Take your camera, and remember to dress warmly, because it is singularly beautiful at the top, but always cold. There is a reason they call it Glacier National Park.





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