Glacier National Park

Days 1-4: Driving from Michigan to Montana

Planned Activities

  • Munising, Michigan
  • Park Rapids, Minnesota
  • Medora, North Dakota

Actual Activities

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The Plan: Drive north through Michigan’s upper peninsula then across the northern USA to Montana. We plan on spending two nights in Medora to check out Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  

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Drive from home

1,237 miles

Stay at

Terrace Inn, Munising
Walker Motel, Minnesota
Amble Inn, Medora

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Days 5-12: Glacier National Park

Planned Activities

  • Hiking (Avalanche Lake, Highline, St Mary waterfalls, Hidden Lake?)
  • Sightseeing in the park

Actual Activities

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The Plan: Spend three nights on the east side of the park and five nights on the west side. IF the east side of the park isn’t closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (It is, so eight nights on the west side.)  

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Drive from Medora

558 miles

Stay at

Meadow Lake Inn
Peacefull Retreat, Columbia Falls

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Days 13-17: Banff National Park

Planned Activities

  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing in the park

Actual Activities

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The Plan: Spend five nights exploring the park and surrounding area.   

The Reality: US-Canadian border is closed. 

Days 18-23: Jasper National Park

Planned Activities

  • Drive the Icefields Parkway
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing in the park

Actual Activities

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The Plan: Spend six days exploring the park and the surrounding area. After some research we decided to devote an additional day to Jasper over Banff.

The Reality: US-Canadian border is closed. 

Days 13-20: Driving from Glacier back to Michigan

Planned Activities

  • Williston, North Dakota
  • Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Grand Marais, Minnesota
  • Marquette, Michigan

Actual Activities

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The Plan: Drive back through the northern USA, again by way of Michigan’s upper peninsula, stopping at the north unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Lake Superior coast in Minnesota and Marquette.

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Drive from Columbia Falls

1840 miles

Stay at

Microtel, Williston
Expressway Suites, Grand Forks
Superior Ridge Motel, Grand Marais
Quality Inn, Marquette

Get around by driving