There are so many national parks in the U.S. it can be difficult to choose which natural wonders you'd like to include in your list of RV destinations. Montana's Glacier National Park is a great place to start for families who love the outdoors, as there are more than 740 miles of trails to hike and plenty of campsites throughout the park, making it easy to spend your whole vacation surrounded by the glacier-cut mountains and beautiful scenery.
Visit Many Glacier to see it all
Many Glacier is one of the most popular areas in Glacier National Park, and if you choose this as your RV destination, you'll have no problem understanding why. Here, you'll be able to see receding glaciers and pristine lakes that glisten in the summer sun. You'll be surrounded by forests full of wildlife and you may even catch a glimpse of a grizzly or black bear in the hills. The Many Glacier campground welcomes RVers and has more than 100 campsites, but only 13 are large enough for vehicles longer than 35 feet, according to the National Park Service (NPS) website. This and other RV campgrounds in the park are run on a first-come, first-served basis, so you'll want to get there early, especially if you've got a large RV.
Take a quick tour along Going-to-the-Sun Road
If you've got other RV destinations planned on your next trip, but still want to see Glacier National Park, you can stop by and drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road. This 50-mile road winds through the mountains and offers some of the most breathtaking views of the park. However, there are size restrictions – if your RV is longer than 21 feet and wider than eight feet, you will not be able to drive yourself. You can take the Glacier's shuttle from one end of the road to the other and back again, but be sure to arrive early, as the parking lots at either end fill up quickly.
The NPS reports the glaciers in Glacier National Park are likely to be gone by 2020, so you'll definitely want to see these disappearing wonders before then. If you want to stay a while, there are dozens of RV campgrounds throughout the park. A quick visit will still give you enough time to take in the beauty of the Montana wilderness.