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Old 06-19-2013, 12:25 AM   #1
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Route from Glacier Park to the Coast

We will be visiting Glacier Park this summer, and from there to the Washington coast. Any suggestions on which route to take, or campgrounds to stay at? Is it worth staying on smaller highways such as 20, or would that just be too slow? We could take up to five days from Glacier to the coast if it is worth it. Thanks for any advice - this is new territory for us.

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Old 06-19-2013, 01:08 AM   #2
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I believe Hwy 20 through the North Cascades is surely the most scenic of the passes...truly awesome.
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2X on WA 20 if you are visiting the US Glacier National Park.
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Don't know that I can be much help, but it seems your route choice might be influenced by your Washington coast target and your return routing. Most of the routes, as you have probably seen on the map, are anything but straight. I would agree that WA 20 is very scenic; but 2, 12, and even the Interstates have scenic attractions and interesting towns. Crossing Idaho, Sandpoint and Coure d alene are neat tourist and scenic attractions. Glacier is our favorite US park; hoping to get back there this Fall. Watertown Park on your side is spectacular, and I like most of the campgrounds on our side except for the two big ones - Apgar and St Mary. Enjoy, Glenn.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:55 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone, It looks like we will definitely take the 20 through the North Cascade Park. Now we just have to decide how early to get on the 20, or just join up with it for the Northern Cascade Park. The Sherman Pass scenic byway looks interesting. Glenn, we are visiting Waterton first, and once we are on the coast, taking the ferry to Vancouver Island. Thanks again.

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