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Hikes and things to do in the Apgar Area

There is much to do at the main entrance to Glacier National Park.


Whether you are here to eat, hike, boat, or ride bikes, you can easily spend a couple hours in Apgar.


Hikes:


Apgar Bike Path.  A 3.5 mile out and back paved walking/ biking path that is virtually flat.  There are restrooms along the path.  Along the trail you will hit the Transit Center, Apgar Village, and the river.  This is a great path for elementary school aged children.  While going through popular areas, it is still advisable to carry bear spray with you at all times.  


Apgar Lookout.  7.2 miles round trip.  1,966 feet vertical.  A half mile after the West Glacier Entrance, take a left and continue 2.4 miles on Quarter Circle Bridge Road.  This is a moderate hike with a great view at the top.  Don't forget to wear layers and be prepared for the unexpected rain shower!  As always, carry bear spray!


Fish Creek Hiking/ Biking Path.  2.2 miles out and back.  This is a dirt trail surrounded by forest that leads to Fish Creek.  Pack a picnic and head to Fish Creek for great views of the Lake and less people than Apgar Village.  As always, carry bear spray!


Oxbow Trail.  The Oxbow Trail is 2.2 miles and is relatively flat.  It goes from the Apgar Visitor Center Plaza to the Lower McDonald Creek Bridge.  




Shopping and Eating:


There are many shopping options in Apgar Village.  Looking for a souvenir to remind you of your time in Glacier National Park?  You can find it here!  At Eddies Mercantile you can get provisions including fresh fruit and veggies, or sit outside and eat a delicious burger- yes the food is really good here!  There are many souvenir shops with Glacier branded merchandise.  


PUBLIC TRANSIT INSIDE THE PARK


A free hop on, hop off shuttle system provides two-way service along Going-to-the-Sun Road between Apgar Visitor Center and St. Mary Visitor Center. The system offers visitors an alternative to driving inside the park, by using public transit. 

Depending on where and when you board Glacier's public transportation you may have to wait an hour or more for a single seat!
Limited seating at some locations. Shuttles may seat as few as 12 passengers. Shuttles routinely fill to capacity. If a shuttle is full, wait until the next one arrives. 

Shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes but by the time the shuttle arrives at the Loop, for example, it may be only able to board one or two additional passengers. 

West Side Service

Apgar Visitor Center to Logan Pass
Shuttles approximately every 15 to 30 minutes.
Express service to Logan Pass begins at 7:00 am.
Full service to all stops begins at 9:00 am
Last shuttles leave Logan Pass at 7:00 pm
Transfers may be required at Avalanche Creek.


Trips are unscheduled.  We try and stick to an AM shuttle and a PM shuttle, and must be pre-arranged.  Once arranged, we can then promote the day and time and try to get additional riders to push your pricing down.  For example, you may book as a solo rider, but we then fill up your trip.  You will only be charged based on how many riders we have.  Pricing is round trip with an approximate 3 hour stay in the Park.  If we can't get additional riders, you can either cancel, or pay solo fare and still go.


Pricing:

Round Trip, Half-Day, per person:

1:        $199 

2-3:    $129 pp 

4-14:  $82 pp


Help fill your shuttle by calling in advance to arrange your preferred date and time. Once booked, Whitefish Shuttle will promote trips to get additional riders to help lower your cost.  If we can't get additional riders, you can either cancel, or pay solo fare and still go.


One Way

CALL US AT 406.212.0080.  Depending on availability, we can do a one way shuttle.  If we can get you on a pre-arranged AM or PM shuttle, the cost is the same as the round trip fare.  If you are requesting an early morning or late afternoon shuttle, please contact us to get your trip arranged so we can promote.  Once arranged, we can then promote the day and time and try to get additional riders to push your pricing down.  For example, you may book as a solo rider, but we then fill up your trip.  You will only be charged based on how many riders we have.  


Help fill your shuttle by calling in advance to arrange your preferred date and time. Once booked, Whitefish Shuttle will promote trips to get additional riders to help lower your cost.  If we can't get additional riders, either party may cancel, or pay solo fare and still go.

We do not service the east side of the park.  


Click here for a trail map.




We can get you to Apgar!

Take our Shuttle from Whitefish, Kalispell or Columbia Falls to Apgar Village!