Glacier National Park receives between two to three million visitors a year — and little wonder. It is one of the crown jewels of the Rocky Mountains with its rugged terrain, glaciers, abundant wildlife and pristine streams. East Glacier Park is within the lands belonging to the Amskapi Pikuni Indian tribe within the boundaries of the Blackfoot Indian Reservation. East Glacier Park offers a plethora of activities to see and do.
Go to the Sun with the Blackfoot Tribe
Sun Tours offers a unique bus tour of Going to the Sun Road with guides from the Blackfoot Indian Tribe. On this tour, you will learn about Glacier National Park and its spiritual and natural significance to the tribe, both past and present. You’ll learn about native plants used for food and medicine as well as the wildlife and geographic features. An unforgettable adventure which includes short walks, several sightseeing stops and a lunch stop.
Ride with Native Americans
If horseback riding appeals to you, try seeing East Glacier in the company of Blackfoot Indian guides. Visit early Native American encampment sites and buffalo jumps and learn about the rich history of the area. Glacier Gateway Outfitters, Montana Old West Outfitters and Rising Wolf Wilderness Adventures all offer horseback riding excursions and much more.
Join a Cattle Drive
For those urban cowgirls who long to learn what it was like driving cattle, Rising Wolf Wilderness Adventures offers a yearly cattle drive/pack trip where they move their cattle to their high mountain pastures. There are six day excursions that give you a feel for how it was in the Old West.
Get Some Culture
But not everything in East Glacier Park is full of activity. You can stroll leisurely through the John L. Clarke Western Art Gallery and Memorial Museum and see fine works of art by local artists. Many are for sale so you can return home with a unique piece of Montana treasures.
Camp Under the Stars
Camping in Glacier under the stars in an unforgettable experience. East Glacier Park has several campgrounds available including Firebrand Pass Campground, Rising Sun Campground and Cut Bank Campground. Both Rising Sun and Cut Bank Campground are park campgrounds have water and restrooms. Trails are close by and Rising Sun has nearby access to fishing. Firebrand Pass Campground is a private campground with showers, restrooms and laundry facilities. Rising Wolf Wilderness Adventures also has fully equipped, tipi-style Blackfoot lodges for those who want to camp in style.
Be sure to make reservations early as these campgrounds fill up fast.
East Glacier Park: Sun Tours
East Glacier Park: John L. Clarke Western Art Gallery & Memorial Museum
Glacier Park: Things to Do
East Glacier Park: Recreation and Outdoors in East Glacier Park
East Glacier Park: Lodging and Camping in East Glacier Park