Two Medicine

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  • Scheduled Times OnlyScheduled Times Only
  • Boat TourBoat Tour
  • Boat Rentals Available
    Boat Rentals Available
  • Optional Guided WalksOptional Guided Walks

Explore Glacier National Park’s hidden gem in the Two Medicine valley with a tour on Two Medicine Lake.

 

Climb aboard the charming, historic vessel, Sinopah, the oldest wooden boat in our fleet, and enjoy all this “secret” valley offers. Relax and take in the scenery while learning about the rich Blackfeet tribal history surrounding the Two Medicine area. Upon docking on the upper west shore of the lake you can choose to remain on the boat or disembark and hike on your own or with a naturalist to Twin Falls and catch a later return boat.

 

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RESERVATIONS REQUIRE ONE DAY ADVANCE NOTICE DUE TO LIMITED SEATING.
WALK UP TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE UP TO 3 DAYS IN ADVANCE.
 HIKES MAY OR MAY NOT BE GUIDED DEPENDING ON THE CONDITION OF THE TRAIL.


2017 Tour Schedule

Tour Time Dates Optional Guided Walks
9:00 a.m. June 3 – Sept. 10 None
10:30 a.m. June 3 – Sept. 10 None
1:00 p.m.* June 3 – Sept. 10 Twin Falls
3:00 p.m.* June 3 – Sept. 10 Twin Falls
5:00 p.m. June 3 – Sept. 10 None

Tour Pricing

Adults $13.75
Children (Ages 4-12) $6.75
Children (Ages 0-4) FREE

* There is no additional charge for guided hikes. They are included with the price of the boat tour. Hikes may or may not be guided depending on the condition of the trail.

All hikers should be prepared with clothing and footwear for adverse weather conditions. Mountain weather systems can move quickly and local area weather forecasts may not be accurate. Pack sufficient food and water for your hike to prevent dehydration. Bear spray is advised  for all hikers in Glacier National Park.

*Twin Falls Guided Walk

Stroll through forests and sweeping alpine meadows while learning about the flora and geology on your way to see the double cascade waterfalls. Round trip distance is 1.8 miles with a slight 25 foot elevation gain. Total trip time boat and hike 2.5 hours.

Other hiking destinations

Upper Two Medicine Lake

The Two Medicine boat tour eliminates six miles round-trip off of your hike to Upper Two Medicine Lake, which offers unrivaled scenery and excellent fishing. The National Park Service offers a variety of Ranger led hikes to various Two Medicine destinations. Please check the Ranger Led Activity Schedule for dates and times. Reservations for boat tours with Ranger led hikes can be made by calling (406) 257-2426.

*If you wish to hike on your own, all boat trips dock at the head of the lake and allow for hiking. Be aware that if you miss the 5:30 p.m. pick-up, there will not be another boat returning to pick you up. If you are there for a return trip at 5:30 p.m. and there are more passengers waiting than can fit on the boat, the captain will return for the remaining passengers. If you miss the boat, it is a 3.5 mile hike back to the parking lot. Ask your boat captain about return times and hiking options.

Two Medicine is located 13 miles from East Glacier.


Drive north out of East Glacier on Hwy 49 and take a left onto Two Medicine Road a few miles outside of East Glacier. This turn is well marked. Or, if you’re driving south from St. Mary on Hwy 49, turn left onto Two Medicine road. If you’re driving from Browning on Hwy 2, turn right onto Hwy 49 and follow the signs to the left hand turn onto Two Medicine road. There is only one road into the Two Medicine Valley.


Gallery

Two Medicine – photo by Jen Chiarino

Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park

The Sinopah – photo by Ty Johnson

The Sinopah at Two Medicine

Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park

The Sinopah – photo by Jason Cajune

The Sinopah at Two Medicine – photo by Ty Johnson

Sinopah- photo by Ty Johnson

Sinopah- photo by Ty Johnson

Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park

Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park

Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park

Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park

Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park

Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park

Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park

Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park

Boats at Two Medicine- photo by Kristi Grueter

Boat Launch at Two Medicine – photo by Megan-Haggar

Two Medicine boat dock – photo by Ty Johnson

Two Medicine boat dock – photo by Ty Johnson

Two Medicine – photo by Ty Johnson

Two Medicine – photo by Blake Passmore

Two Medicine Lake – photo by Sarah-Baur

Two Medicine Lake- photo by Jason Cajune

Two Medicine – photo by Ty Johnson

Two Medicine – photo by Blake Passmore


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