Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-04-2019, 11:25 AM   #1
Weekend Camper
 
Muggs43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: WA
Posts: 11
Glacier-->Banff-->Jasper

Hello forum, we just returned from a 2 week trip. We live in Seattle, towed our Sunset Trail 239BH just under 1,800 miles to Glacier, Banff, Jasper and back. I wanted to share some of our itinerary, where we stayed and some recommendations in case anyone is considering one of these destinations in the near future.

Pre-trip, we replaced our stock tires with Goodyear Endurance trailer tires, very happy with the peace of mind on a long haul. Our TT is a 2018 model and the factory tires had about 1,200 miles on them.

Seattle to Glacier we stayed mid-way at Silverwood theme park, in the Idaho panhandle. RV park on site, you walk to the water/theme park from your trailer site, discount tickets when you camp on-site. Great stop for kids, beautiful and spacious site.

https://www.silverwoodthemepark.com/lodging/

Silverwood to Glacier we camped at the East Glacier KOA. Spendy and cramped sites. The best part definitely was their location, 2 miles from the Going-to-the-sun road park entrance and about a 15 minute drive to the Many Glacier entrance road. Most expensive site we stayed at $90 per night, our 4 nights in Glacier cost more money than our combined 8 nights in the Canadian national parks. Glacier highlight trails, there are many to chose from, what we chose:
  1. Logan Pass 4 mile hike round trip to Hidden Lake
  2. Many Glacier area--hiked swift current trail to Fishercap Lake/Redrock Lake/Bullhead Lake 7 miles round trip. We saw a moose standing in the lake feeding on submerged grasses. A grizzly was spotted on the same trail earlier that morning. I was ok with missing it
  3. Many Glacier area--Grinnell Lake, did not hike to Grinnell Glacier, too strenuous for the kids. Saw another moose emerge from the lake shore and stand in the lake and feed.

https://koa.com/campgrounds/st-mary/

Glacier to Banff we stayed at Tunnel Mountain Trailer court in the town of Banff. RV park itself was enormous, but spread out enough where you did not feel cramped like sardines. Full hooks ups. Tons to see, what we chose:
  1. Moraine Lake
  2. Peyto Lake
  3. Lake Louise
  4. Banff Gondola

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/ban...g/trailercourt

Banff to Jasper we stayed at Wabasso Campground just south of Jasper. Whistlers campground (the biggest in Jasper) was closed for the entire 2019 year for renovation and updates. Wabasso campground was beautiful, water and electric no sewer, firewood provided for a $5 daily fee, all the wood you want. Site located on the Athabasca River, and you pass Athabasca falls on the road to the campground. Every single day we saw a bear driving on our campground road. What we did:
  1. Maligne Lake boat tour to Spirit Island
  2. Columbia Glacier and sky walk
  3. Icefields parkway drive
  4. River raft the Athabasca River
  5. Athabasca Falls

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/jas...res/wabasso-cg

Jasper to Seattle we found a RV park in Kamloops which was the half way point.

Wildlife was amazing, our final counts:

23 Bears, included in count were 2 grizzlies, saw about 8 cubs all black bears
4 moose, one was a calf
Countless elk
1 fox with a baby

Sorry for the long post, any questions or info just ask. Stay safe out there.
__________________
Morgan
TV: 2014 Durango RT 5.7L
TT: 2018 Sunset 239BH
Muggs43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2019, 11:37 AM   #2
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,647
That's beautiful country up there. Thanks for sharing.

Now we need a bunch of pics to show off that great trip you had.
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2019, 07:19 PM   #3
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: mo
Posts: 663
Pictures Please!
__________________
2005 Cruiser 29CK
2008 GMC 2500hd 4x4
Crew cab Long bed 6.0 gas
4.10 gear ratio
dagst1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2019, 02:38 AM   #4
Weekend Camper
 
Muggs43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: WA
Posts: 11
Pictures

Attached are a few pictures of our trip, absolutely beautiful, pictures donít do it justice.
__________________
Morgan
TV: 2014 Durango RT 5.7L
TT: 2018 Sunset 239BH
Muggs43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2019, 03:02 AM   #5
Weekend Camper
 
Muggs43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: WA
Posts: 11
More pics

Not sure why some pics are turning sideways, enjoy!
__________________
Morgan
TV: 2014 Durango RT 5.7L
TT: 2018 Sunset 239BH
Muggs43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2019, 05:30 AM   #6
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: mo
Posts: 663
Wow! Thanks for the pictures. That sure is some beautiful country.
__________________
2005 Cruiser 29CK
2008 GMC 2500hd 4x4
Crew cab Long bed 6.0 gas
4.10 gear ratio
dagst1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2019, 05:30 AM   #7
Family Vacation Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Mb
Posts: 136
Glacier-->Banff-->Jasper

Nice pics. That area is beautiful. Hereís a pic of Lake Louise taken May 10th when I went through there.IMG_2069.jpg
__________________
2013 Zinger ZT260BH towed by a 2013 Silverado Z71 1500 CC 5.3L
660catman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2019, 06:26 AM   #8
Site Team
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI.
Posts: 7,647
That is sure some beautiful country!

Thanks for posting them for the rest of us to enjoy.
__________________
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2019, 05:59 PM   #9
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: PA
Posts: 51
Gorgeous. thanks for sharing.
__________________
2010 sunset trail ST26RK, 2012 Nissan Titan SV crew cab, equalizer hitch
Rrizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×