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Kat Dierickx | 05.15.2017

Looking for an adventure that’s a little more exotic but doesn't require a TSA line? Ask any Pacific Northwesterner what they love about where they live and they will probably mention how close they are to incredible outdoor places. What you will never hear, however, is that Glacier National Park is an easy overnight train ride away. Amtrak can take you right to the park from a number of major metros across the country. Seriously, jump on the train in the late afternoon and you will find yourself at the gateway to the staggeringly beautiful Glacier National Park early the next morning. It’s that easy. And to assist you with this new addition to your bucket list, here’s a simple step by step guide to the backpacking trip of your dreams.

  • Step 1: Purchase your Amtrak tickets
  • Step 2: Plan your backpacking route
  • Step 3: Get a backcountry advance registration
  • Step 4: Be bear aware
  • Step 5: Inner park transportation 

Read the full details here.


Thank you Stephanie!
The second picture is of Wild Goose Island in St. Mary Lake, not Gunsight Lake.
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