Information and Transportation
The Apgar Visitor Center (406/888-7800) has park rangers on duty 8 a.m.–7 p.m. (shorter hours during the spring and fall, weekends during the winter) to answer questions and suggest hikes; pick up backcountry permits at the nearby permit office (406/888-5819).
Park shuttles depart from the Apgar Transit Center (6:45 a.m.–11:45 p.m., free), which serves as the transfer point between two of the three shuttle routes. The Apgar Route provides local access to Apgar Village, Fish Creek Campground, Apgar Campground, and the transit center.
The Lake McDonald Route travels between the Apgar Transit Center and Logan Pass, making several stops along the way. At Logan Pass riders can transfer to the St. Mary Valley Route to continue along the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Although these are not interpretive tours, shuttle rides provide a great way to get to and from hiking trails.
© W.C. McRae & Judy Jewell from Moon Montana, 7th Edition