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Getting There -- Glacier Park International Airport (tel. 406/257-5994; www.flyglacier.com) is 10 minutes away between Columbia Falls and Kalispell at 4170 U.S. 2. Alaska/Horizon (tel. 800/547-9308), Allegiant (tel. 702/505-8888), Delta (tel. 800/221-1212), Northwest (tel. 800/225-2525), and United (tel. 800/864-8331) offer service. The closest Amtrak station is in Whitefish, 10 miles to the northwest.

Visitor Information -- The Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 312, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 (tel. 406/892-2072; www.columbiafallschamber.com), can provide you with pertinent area information. The chamber and the U.S. Forest Service jointly operate an information cabin in Maranette Park on U.S. 2 near the center of town. You can also get Columbia Falls information from the Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission (tel. 800/338-5072; www.glaciermt.com).

Getting Around -- Dollar, 5506 U.S. 2 W. (tel. 406/892-0009), and Thrifty, 4785 U.S. 2 W. (tel. 406/257-7333), both have car-rental offices in Columbia Falls.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.