East Glacier Park, Montana

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East Glacier Park Montana

East Glacier, Montana is on the eastern side of Glacier National Park and offers access to tons of outdoor adventures, scenic wonders and a great place to stay while visiting.

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Bison Creek Ranch

Book an adventurous all-inclusive vacation at this ranch or rent our nightly cabins or chalets. Great restaurant onsite too, just minutes outside East Glacier.

Travelers Rest Lodge

8 traditional and nicely decorated park-style cabins offer comfortable lodging in this East Glacier location. Enjoy kitchenettes, fireplaces, covered porches and great view.

Brownies Hostel

Affordable rooms - choose from dorm style, family room or private room. Delicious bakery downstairs. Hot showers and laundromat located next door.

East Glacier Motel & Cabins

Wilderness cabins and rooms settled in a rugged landscape of woods/waters within walking distance of Glacier Lodge and Golf with nearby grocery and restaurant.

Jacobson's Cottages

Family owned and run cottages, open mid-May through late September.

Lone Elk Lodge - 3 cabin condos to choose from

Offering prodigious panoramic mountain views that inspire plenty of gazing from high-peaked windows and spacious decks. Luxury amenities that everyone will love.

Mountain Pine Motel

Family run motel located 7 miles from the entrance of Glacier National Park. Open may through September.

Whistling Swan Motel

This pleasant motel offers friendly staff and clean rooms. After just a short walk one will run into restaurants, gift shops, groceries, and service stations.

  • East Glacier, Montana offers access to tons of outdoor adventures
  • Only minutes to Glacier National Park’s interior
  • Hike around Middle Two Medicine and Upper Two Medicine Lakes
  • Catch a glimpse of mountain goats, grizzly and black bears
  • Stop at the John L. Clarke Western Art Gallery & Memorial Museum


East Glacier, MT lies within the Blackfoot Indian Reservation and visitors can enjoy a number of activities in and around this small Montana town. The rugged peaks surround you and the outdoor recreation is marvelous. The interior of Glacier National Park is only minutes away.


East Glacier is located just east of Glacier National Park at the junction of US Highway 2 and Highway 49, in northwestern Montana.


With some great restaurants in East Glacier Park, you are sure to find some delicious meals to keep you energized on your Glacier vacation. Sit down to a large steak dinner, have a casual family meal or chow down on Mexican food.

Make East Glacier your base of operations for your vacation. Stay in comfortable accommodations such as at a guest ranch, hotel or motel or even a hostel.


  • Hiking
    It’s a real treat hiking around East Glacier, with both beginner and intermediate trails around Middle Two Medicine Lake and Upper Two Medicine Lake. View some incredible waterfalls on the Two Medicine River. Throughout the area, you’ll find over a thousand miles of hiking trails where you can enjoy views of snowy peaks, glaciers, pristine lakes and colorful wildflowers.
  • Wildlife Watching
    Glacier National Park has a variety of wildlife, and it’s so close that you can’t miss taking an excursion from East Glacier to view the mountain goats, grizzly and black bears, bighorn sheep and more.
  • Fishing
    Head up Two Medicine Road to get to the lakes where you can fish to your heart’s content. You’ll need a permit if fishing in the lower part of Two Medicine Lake as it’s on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation. But it’s worth the effort to obtain a permit, for you’ll catch some good-sized trout. Upper Two Medicine Lake is also a great place to go to throw in a line.
  • Scenic Cruises
    You can rent a boat or take a scenic tour from an outfitter on any one of the following lakes: Two Medicine Lake, St. Mary Lake, Lake McDonald, Many Glacier Lake And Apgar Lake.
  • Winter Sports
    Naturally the winters around East Glacier are perfect for any winter sport. You’ll get to experience skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling.


  • John L. Clarke Western Art Gallery & Memorial Museum
    Visit the John L. Clarke Western Art Gallery & Memorial Museum while in East Glacier. You will marvel at the woodcarvings, original paintings and turquoise jewelry. Around 50 different artists are represented each season.

Getting Here

To get into the park from East Glacier Park, Montana, you head out of town on the Looking Glass Hill Road (Highway 49) and take the Two Medicine Road into the park.

To get to the Going to the Sun Highway that travels through Glacier National Park, take US Highway 2 for 55 miles to the west entrance, and turn onto the Going to the Sun Highway. It’s a one-hour and nine-minute trip from East Glacier to the west entrance through some incredible scenery.

Amtrak also stops right in East Glacier. There are two car rental companies located very close to the station and a few lodging and dining options are nearby. More info on riding the train to Amtrak.