Trails West RV Park Campground

A short drive from Glacier National Park, Trails West RV Park Campground is a great place to consider camping with an RV rental while exploring the area. Glacier National Park is filled with amazing scenery in the form of rugged glacial mountains, alpine meadows, pristine forests, and incredible lakes. The park is a haven for those looking for a place where they can hike for days and not see a soul. When the park was established in 1910, it was home to more than 100 glaciers that are slowly melting as a result of climate change. If you are looking for a base camp from which you can explore Glacier National Park, you can't go wrong with this great northern Montana RV campground.Trails West RV Park is open year-round and is close to downtown Shelby where you will find a fantastic selection of shops and eateries. The campground offers 32 spaces accepting RVs of up to 60 feet in length. There are 27 with full hookups, 30/50-amp electrical connections, picnic tables, and barbecues at each site. There are also a dump station, free WiFi, and lovely hot showers for you to use after a long hike in Glacier National Park. You can use the campground's laundry facilities to keep caught up on your laundry, hit the snack bar, buy fresh ice, and even use the self-service RV wash to keep your rental RV clean.Trails West RV Park sits right next door to I-15, which takes you south to Helena, the state capital in just under three hours' drive. In approximately half the time, you can be in Great Falls, home to Malmstrom AFB and the 341st Missile Wing. Here you can find a museum that features numerous aircraft on static display outside such as a B-25J Mitchel bomber from WWII and UH-IF Huey helicopter used in Vietnam. Of course, as a missile base, you would expect there to be at least one missile. You won’t be disappointed as there is a Minuteman III ICBM similar to those housed in the many silos in the surrounding area.

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The Great Outdoors

You won't have far to go if you're looking for great outdoor activities when you book an RV in Toole County. It took the city of Shelby several years to build the Roadrunner Trail. The trail consists of just over five miles of pavement, with benches and pet stations. While you hike along the trail, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and the Sweetgrass Hills, as it takes you through the grass prairies to be found here in Northern Montana. If you plan to hike the Roadrunner Trail, be sure you are prepared for rapid changes in the weather (even in the summer) as you could experience sun, rain, snow, and wind all in the same day. It's a great place for an easy hike with your family, including four-legged friends, after you get your campervan rental settled into one of the campsites at Trails West RV Park Campground, MT.Williamson Park is a great place to park your rental RV while you tube down the river. The park is actually the endpoint for tubing, but be aware, there are times of the year when the water flows swiftly. Of course, you can also use the river for fishing or cooling off when the summer sun is beating down on you.Trails West RV Park Campground is a 90-minute drive from Giant Springs State Park. This is a great place to visit while renting an RV in the area; be sure you pack a picnic lunch so you can relax and eat next to the Missouri River. The park is home to Rainbow Falls Overlook and the River's Edge Trail that's open to hiking, biking, skating, and more. The area was discovered by famed explorers Lewis and Clark in 1805 and features one of the largest freshwater springs in the nation. While you are here, be sure you check out the nearby Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center to learn more about these famous explorers.

Exploring the City

Shelby is the nearest town when you rent an RV near Trails West RV Park. Though relatively small, Shelby has plenty to keep you busy. If you visit the Marias Museum of History & Art, you'll discover one of Shelby's real hidden gems. One of its top displays is about the 1923 Jack Dempsey-Tommy Gibbons heavyweight boxing championship fight. Why here? After oil was discovered here in 1922, the town leaders arranged the fight as a way to lure more people to the town. Among the other displays highlight Native American artifacts, the oil industry, the military, toys, and musical instruments.Shelby is also home to Montana Veterans Memorial, started by a group of six veterans who set up a 110-foot flagpole from which a 30-foot x 50-foot American flag flies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The flagpole and flag overlook the 163rd Regiment Memorial Highway, the First Special Services Memorial Highway, and the I-15 intersection. Sometime later, six smaller flagpoles were installed from which the flags of the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, and POW-MIA are flown.Who would ever think that a rest area should be anything more than a parking lot, restrooms, and a few vending machines? Allen Herschel, that's who. In 2018, at the age of 85, Herschel invested $85,000 of his own money to restore a 1936 carousel. He continued to add more attractions and created the most unusual rest area in the country. Today the "Carousel Rest Area" is still a rest area with vending machines, but travelers who book a rental RV near Trails West RV Park can take a ride on the carousel while locals host weddings, birthday parties, class reunions, and many other events.

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