Glacier Park + Northern Montana

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See America's Best Lake Vacations There were no spa treatments at the lake resorts of my 1970’s childhood, no sashimi on dinner menus or split-level suites with marble bathrooms. The lakefront hotels we’d visit during driving trips from our New E...
North America Iconic Hikes Our top picks for tackling some of the most scenic U.S. landscapes. Yosemite National Park, California: On the Yosemite Walking & Hiking tour from Backroads, stroll beneath an 1,800-year-old giant sequoia in the park’...
Montana may not be for everyone. There is talk of a man who, every summer, accompanies his wife and kids on a plane as far as Bozeman, hugs them good-bye at the baggage carousel, and catches the first flight back to New York. For him there is only...
New levels of luxury are coming to Big Sky Country. The Ranch at Rock Creek (doubles from $1,600, all-inclusive), a 10-square-mile homestead, includes nine suites, a log cabin, and eight canvas-walled tents. Our favorite treatment in the spa: the ...
When Afghanistan's Taliban announced plans in February to destroy all of the country's statues—including two gigantic fifth-century Buddha figures— the cries of outrage reverberated around the globe. Losing these ancient and precious pieces of his...
Side by side, we steadily made our way up the mountain pass. Our path traced the narrow edge of two cliffs of stone—one above us, one below—that defined sheer, as if one section had cleaved from the other and then, never losing a degree of vertica...
Day 1: A Wi-Fi Signal Runs Through It Two Easterners—my girlfriend E. and I—arrive at the Missoula, Montana, airport to the tableau of a stuffed mountain lion eating a stuffed mountain goat above the baggage carousel. The goat is gasping for it...
My stomach lurches as the van careens around a switchback turn. To our right, a wall of stone plummets 500 feet to the valley floor. Ahead, a panorama of cliffs and glaciers stretches upward with impossible verticality. Vertigo, car sickness, and ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Highest Hotels. High in Peru’s Andes Mountains, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, you start to feel the onset of what locals call mal de montaña—altitude sickness. Your head pounds, your body feels weak, and your...
The wild ranges of ice-mantled peaks along Canada's Continental Divide have lured fair-weather travelers for more than a century. But it's only in the last three decades that the major resorts have stayed open year-round, and gradually the wintert...