The Best Home Base For Your Glacier National Park Experience
Located just a few minutes from the West Gate of Glacier National Park in Montana, The Great Bear Inn is an inspired setting for your next vacation. Take advantage of our location next to the Park for a Montana getaway that you and your family will never forget!
Going to the Sun Road
No visit to Glacier Park is complete without experiencing a trip on the Going to the Sun Road and enjoying the wonders of this amazingly scenic route. Portions of this 50 mile long engineering marvel are open year round to provide access to many areas of the Park, with access over Logan Pass being dependent on Spring plowing. Visit the National Park Service's Going to the Sun Road FAQs for current conditions. You can take your personal vehicle on the Going to the Sun Road or use the free Glacier Shuttle service, but for a truly unique experience, give consideration to a Red Bus "Jammer" tour. These historic convertible buses have been travelling the roads of Glacier Park since 1936.
Over 700 miles of trails in Glacier Park provide endless options for exploring. From easily accessessible day hikes to multi-day backpacking classics, there are hiking options for all ages and experiences available.
- Hiking Trails at Logan Pass and Many Glacier
- Hiking Trails at Two Medicine
- Hiking Trails at Goat Haunt
- Hiking Trails in the St. Mary Valley
- Hiking Trails in the Lake McDonald Valley
Upon returning to the Great Bear Inn from your day of hiking, swap stories with other guests on our expansive deck as your evening meal is prepared. Many of our visitors write in their reviews that the social time spent mingling with fellow travellers and trading travel tips to be a highlight of their trip.
Our scenery is breathtaking, The Inn is tastefully decorated and our location is secluded yet only a few minutes from the West Entrance of Glacier National Park. Request your accommodation reservation and be prepared for paradise!
Helicopter Flight Seeing Tours
For an amazing experience and a unique perspective of Glacier National Park, we recommend a helicopter tour with Kruger Helicopters. With 24 years flying for the Park Service in Glacier Park, Jim Kruger is uniquely qualified to show you lakes and glaciers rarely seen by visitors to Glacier National Park. Half hour and full hour tours are available and we can even arrange for Jim to pick you up in style from the front lawn of the Inn - now that's a vacation experience you'll never forget!
White Water Rafting
Whether you're looking for a thrilling wild river adventure or peaceful scenic float trip, you'll find the perfect white water rafting trip waiting for you in Glacier Park. Protected as Wild and Scenic Rivers, the Middle and North Fork of the Flathead River form the southern and western boundaries of Glacier National Park and provide a perfect vantage point to experience untouched nature. From Slow 'N Easy floats to Family Friendly adventure to full-on adrenaline fueled Wet 'N Wild trips, you'll find what you're looking for with Wild River Adventures.