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The Red Bus Tours

The scenery and wildlife in Glacier National Park provides constant amazement and inspiration, for young and old alike. A fun way to reveal the deeper significance and meanings of the park is to spend time on an interpretive tour. The famous Red Buses serve as an ideal way to see and learn more about Glacier National Park. In fact, the vintage 1930s buses are part of the human history and heritage of the park. As much of the park’s scenery is vertically oriented, the roll-back tops are perfect for providing full views of the stunning mountains, and the area’s signature Big Sky. The guides are seasoned park veterans, who are here because they love the park and enjoy sharing the park with visitors.

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What could be more fun, than to climb into one of these big red Glacier Park busses, and travel from one side of the Park to the other? There is lots of room, in this 25 foot bus, with seating for 17 passengers. We will all be new friends in no time. The trip will take us along the "Going-To-The-Sun-Road", and North to Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park. We will see many historic lodges and Inns along the way.
Bring along your camera, because we will see scenery to take your breath away, as well as wildlife in abundance throughout this protected area. It will be a real adventure to ride in one of these historic symbols of Glacier National Park. There is even a canvas top that can be rolled back.

There was an entire fleet of 33 busses built for the Park back in 1936 to 1939. The busses of today are basically the same busses, having been completely renovated and restored.
All are safety inspected for tourist travel. The
renovation was done in 1989 at a cost of over 800,000 dollars. The style and shape was kept the same, to make us feel as if we were riding in the style and grace of the 30s.

These wonderful old busses were built by the White Motor Company in Cleveland Ohio. They were painted Mountain Ash Berry Red. And are still kept that color today. This company built 500 of these busses, just for our western
National Parks, including Bryce Canyon, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, Mt. Rainier, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion National Parks.
Most of the other parks did not renovate or restore their
busses and they were retired from service in the 1950s. Some of the older residents of Montana, still call them "Jammers" because when they were first used, they had standard transmissions, and the drivers could be heard "jammin" the gears up and down the mountain roads.
What a thrill to ride across the Continental Divide. in one of these big red open air busses.

Come on,  Lets go for a ride !


My Trip thru Glacier Park on the Red Bus.

Red Bus Jammers, written by Verna Parks.

Glacier National Park is located in the northwest corner of Montana, just north of Columbia Falls. The park encompasses more than one million acres and is home to grizzly bear, moose, elk, along with 63 varieties of wild mammals. While most of the roads in Glacier National Park are closed off during the winter, this provides miles and miles of tracks for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Visitors are seldom around in the dead of winter, so the muffled hush of the snow covered woods is especially enticing and serene.

A ski or snowshoe trip along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is one of the most scenic roads in North America, is a great option, according to park rangers. The road is closed to cars from September or October until snowmelt, usually in June. Several short hiking trails branch off from the road, which would be excellent for snowshoeing or skiing in the winter season.

 Once you have your gear, head up to Glacier National Park for an exciting adventure. Guided snowshoe trips are available, led by a park naturalist, and are highly recommended. If you are looking for an informative tour, snowshoeing is an easy way to explore the winter wonderland of this unique park. Snowshoeing will provide even the novice an effortless activity so your senses are more in tune with your environment and your guide's knowledge on the history, wildlife, geology, and biology of this precious ecosystem.

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