Friday, August 27, 2010
Red Bus Tour - Glacier National Park
One of the unique and charming parts of Glacier National Park is the "Red Bus Tours" that explore various parts of the park. These refurbished ecofriendly buses from the 1930's let you visit the park with the help of an entertaining bus driver.
We took the "Secret Valley Tour" which left from the Glacier Lodge. We enjoyed the open air bus, but unfortunately we had several bursts of rain that required putting the top up twice!
Our tour took us to an area called Two Medicine where we took a boat tour on another historic boat.
We also took a short hike to Running Eagle Falls. On the way our guide pointed out the grizzly bear claw marks on the trees.
I enjoyed the trip and the buses are very cool. However going with a group means you are at the mercy of everyone who needs to take a bathroom break or forgets something along the way. Those guides have to be extremely patient! It was a fun way to spend an afternoon!