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West Glacier Travel Guide

As the gateway to Glacier National Park, West Glacier is an inviting, friendly community offering exhilarating experiences for a memorable Montana vacation. The destination definitely does live up to the nickname “guide central” with friendly locals ready to take out-of-towners on a fun adventure, whether whitewater rafting, fly-fishing or hiking the scenic trails in the warmer months. Meanwhile, in the winter months, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing provide a unique vantage point to take in the gorgeous scenery from the rugged wilderness to the Cabinet and Swan Mountains. Along with outdoor activities, there are plenty of indoor options to keep travelers busy, including delicious dining at the Great Northern Railway Cafe and the Glacier Highland Restaurant.

Things to Do in West Glacier

A good starting point for any trip is the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center where adventure outfitters are ready to help travelers plan their itineraries for Glacier National Park, which is incredibly vast and well worth tackling the terrain even if just for a few days. Hikers in particular, will feel right at home with some 700 miles of trails, while Lake McDonald is the perfect spot for boating tours and fishing.

As for something else to do outside of Glacier National Park, the Glacier View Golf Course has 18 holes surrounded by pristine nature, private instruction and the 19th Hole Restaurant, for breakfast or a bite after playing a few rounds.

Best Time to Visit West Glacier

West Glacier offers things to do year-round, but travelers who tend to prefer warmer weather activities typically go from June through October, when they can expect pleasant temperatures during the daytime and cooler nights. Fall is fantastic for seeing the foliage change colors, while winter is known for its fluctuating temperatures which can even fall below freezing.

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in West Glacier tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in West Glacier tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in West Glacier is in August, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in West Glacier is in the high season in July. West Glacier has its low season in March, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in West Glacier

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in West Glacier. The hottest month in West Glacier is May, when temperatures peak at 93 ˚F. The coolest month is October, when temperatures drop to -21 ˚F. The wettest month in West Glacier is July with 2.8 inches of rain, while the driest month is October with 0.5 inches of rain.

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