Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Experiencing the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming

An itnary by sri - 3 years ago
Duration: 1 week 1 day
Distance covered on Earth: 4495.8 km/2793.6 mi
Budget (avg. per person): $251 to $500
Level of Planning: Less than an Hour
Highlights: Little Missouri National Grasslands, Badlands, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Tipi, Camping, Hiking, Road trip
Fave

Day 1
Start: 21:30  Chicago, IL
End: 20:00 (+1 days) Little Missouri National Grassland, ND
Mode: Car
Distance: 1384.2 km/860.1 mi
A very common sightA beautiful overlook; somewhere in NDI-94, as it traverses the entire width of North DakotaAnother common sight; Farm equipmentGeese in Flight - Gladstone ND
Sights: Oil Wells, Wheat farms
Activities: Drive the I-94
Places to Stay: Hotel in Minneapolis

Day 2
Start: 20:00  Little Missouri National Grassland, ND
End: 09:00 (+1 days) Little Missouri National Grassland, ND
Mode: Foot
Distance: 0 m/0 mi
A blissful evening at the Buffalo Gap CampgroundThe Buffalo Gap Viewpoint trailThe Buffalo Gap viewpoint perspectiveThe grasslandsThe campground
Sights: Buffalo Gap Viewpoint
Activities: Hike the Buffalo Gap Trail 7010
Places to Stay: Buffalo Gap Campground
Start: 09:00  Little Missouri National Grassland, ND
End: 19:00 (+1 days) Browning, MT
Mode: Car
Distance: 727.4 km/452 mi
US-2; Stretching across MontanaBeauty in motion; right alongside US 2Kutoyisiks - Along US 2All roads lead to the mountainsBlackfeet country welcomes you
Sights: The Sweet Grass Hills, Kutoyisiks, Lewis and Clark Historic trail, Wheat farms
Activities: Drive US 2

Day 3
Start: 19:00  Browning, MT
End: 08:00 (+1 days) Browning, MT
Mode: Foot
Distance: 0 m/0 mi
Lodging in Blackfeet Country; The colors on the tipi represent the night sky with stars at the top and the earth at the bottomThe neighbors were curious, but charmingGrowing like a Buffalo (Blackfeet)The Mountains as viewed from Lodgepole Gallery & Tipi VillageLodgepole Gallery & Tipi Village; 2.5 mi West of Browning on US 89
Sights: Ground Squirrels
Activities: Camp in a Tipi, Relax by a warm fire inside the tipi
Places to Eat: Nation's Burger Station
Places to Stay: Lodgepole Gallery & Tipi Village

Day 4
Start: 08:00  Browning, MT
End: 17:00 Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park
Mode: Foot, Car
Distance: 28.9 km/18 mi
Lake McDonald; doing what it does bestAvalanche lake didn't disappoint eitherAvalanche Creek, gushing alongside the Avalanche Lake trailA beautiful sight; East Glacier Amtrak stationGlacier National Park - Two Medicine
Sights: Lake McDonald, Avalanche Lake, Avalanche Creek, Views from Going to the Sun Road
Activities: Drive US 2 to West Glacier, Drive Going to the Sun road, Hike the Avalanche Lake trail
Start: 17:00  Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park
End: 10:00 (+1 days) Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park
Mode: Foot
Distance: 0 m/0 mi
Near Paradise Point on the Two Medicine South Shore TrailView from the Aster Park Overlook trailAster FallsTwo Medicine Lake, at dawnCampsite @ Two Medicine Campground
Sights: Pray Lake, Two Medicine Lake, Paradise Point, Aster Falls
Activities: Hike the Two Medicine South Shore Trail to Aster Falls, Relax by Two Medicine Lake
Places to Stay: Two Medicine Campground

Day 5
Start: 10:00  Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park
End: 20:30 Yellowstone National Park, WY
Mode: Car
Distance: 484.4 km/301 mi
Montana LandscapeEven clouds have shadowsMontana roadsQuake LakeSlowly sinking remains of Hilgard Lodge
Sights: Quake Lake, Remains of Hilgard Lodge, The Lake that Tilted
Activities: Explore the two short trails at The Lake that Tilted
Places to Eat: Restaurant in Helena
Start: 20:30  Yellowstone National Park, WY
End: 22:00 (+1 days) Yellowstone National Park, WY
Mode: Foot, Car
Distance: 0 m/0 mi
Yellowstone LakeThe Grand Canyon of Yellowstone - As seen from Artist PointThe Grand Canyon of Yellowstone - The other sideView from atop Mount Washburn; notice the trail in the snow?Mount Washburn Summit
Sights: Yellowstone Lake, Mud Volcano, Sulphur Caldron, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Artist Point, Uncle Tom's Trail, Mount Washburn, Wildlife, Silver Fox, bison
Activities: Relax by Yellowstone Lake, Hike the various canyon trails, Hike the Mount Washburn Trail, Watch for Wildlife
Places to Eat: Any one of the numerous picnic spots
Places to Stay: Bridge Bay Campground

Day 6
Start: 22:00  Yellowstone National Park, WY
End: 07:00 (+2 days) Yellowstone National Park, WY
Mode: Foot, Car
Distance: 0 m/0 mi
Sapphire Pool; Upper Geyser BasinA scenic view at the Upper Geyser BasinGolden Gate BridgeMammoth Hot Spring TerracesCampsite @ Bridge Bay Campground
Sights: Old Faithful, Upper Geyser Basin, Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyser Basin, Lower Geyser Basin, Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces, Petrified Tree, Tower Falls, Wildlife
Activities: Hike to the Overlook at Upper Geyser Basin, Walk around Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces
Places to Eat: Any one of the numerous picnic spots
Places to Stay: Bridge Bay Campground

Day 8
Start: 07:00  Yellowstone National Park, WY
End: 21:00 Deadwood, SD
Mode: Car
Distance: 537.5 km/334 mi
Exiting YellowstoneGetting onto good 'ole 90US 14E, on our way towards Devils Tower (Bear Lodge)Devils Tower aka Bear LodgeMount Rushmore
Sights: Shoshone National Forest, BigHorn National Forest, Devils Tower National Monument, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Activities: Drive US 14 E thru BigHorn National Forest, Hike the Tower Trail around Devils Tower, Drive US 385 between Mount Rushmore and Deadwood
Start: 21:00  Deadwood, SD
End: 11:00 (+1 days) Deadwood, SD
Mode: N/A
Distance: 0 m/0 mi
Food/Drink: Pizza
Places to Eat: The Pizza Lab
Places to Stay: Hotel in Deadwood

Day 9
Start: 11:00  Deadwood, SD
End: 02:00 (+1 days) Chicago, IL
Mode: Car
Distance: 1333.4 km/828.6 mi
The South Dakotan roadscapeFarm in MinnesotaDramatic wind turbinesWhere the roads snake thru the wind farms in Minnesota
Sights: Windfarms in Minnesota
Activities: Drive the I-90E