We made our way north from Coeur d’Alene Idaho, into Kalispell Montana, which was a great jumping off location to visit Glacier National Park. It’s strange to think we could theoretically be over the border into Canada with just a bit more driving.
Coeur d’Alene Idaho is a beautiful place, situated around a large lake. The city parks are clean and so many families were out enjoying themselves. It was a wonderful place to visit, and can see why some choose to call it home.
Our next stop was Montana Basecamp in Kalispell Montana. This was a newer RV resort with really large sites and a great location for day trips into Glacier National Park. We are incredibly lucky to be there when we were, as the very popular “Road to the Sun” was open for us, but only two days later, they began selling a limited number of passes for the upcoming season, and had already sold out. This road follows the river with numerous places to stop to view waterfalls, rushing rivers, and many other beautiful vistas.
Our next stop was in Dillon Montana. This was an absolutely beautiful stretch to drive from Northern to Southern Montana and there’s so much history within these wide open spaces. We visited the fascinating ghost town of Bannack, where you can actually go into the majority of the buildings.
There’s a fascinating history and story that goes along with this particular town. A corrupt Sheriff reportedly ran a secret gang responsible for over 100 murders and theft over two million dollars in gold. A Vigilante gang hung him and two deputies to put a stop to the crime wave. Definitely worth a side trip to see this place should you ever find yourself in this corner of the country.