The Bitterroot Valley is near both of these national treasures
How Far is the Bitterroot Valley From Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks?
We get this question all the time around here.
Montana is a big place and visitors are trying to figure out their travel options.
The Bitterroot Valley is located about halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.
We’re about a 4 hour drive from each park.
According to Google Maps you can drive from one park to the other in just over 8 hours.
This route will take you right through the heart of the Bitterroot Valley.
If you plan to visit both Parks on your next trip to Montana, you may want to plan a stop in the Bitterroot Valley along the way.
And if your destination is the Bitterroot Valley, you may want to take advantage of how close you’ll be to both parks and plan a visit.
Can You Make a Day Trip of It?
This is another common question.
However, the distances involved from the Bitterroot Valley to a park and back really aren’t ideal for a day trip.
You’ll spend a big chunk of the day driving to and from, which limits your time in the park.
And that’s with no road construction.
With an early start it can be done, but it’s a long day.
If you can, we recommend you spend some time closer to the parks so you can take in all they have to offer.
That’s a Good Question
According to Google Maps, it’s 183 miles from Hamilton, MT to Glacier National Park
According to Google Maps, it’s 281 miles from Hamilton, MT to the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park.