Backpackers and day hikers will take delight in this off-the-beaten-path discovery, which offers something for everyone – stunning views, extensive trails, crashing waterfalls, and sparkling lakes – all of which combine to make this a backcountry mecca, offering access to a remote region of Glacier National Park.
The crown jewel of the Two Medicine area is Sinopah Mountain, not because it is the highest peak in the area – that title belongs to Rising Wolf Mountain – but because it commands attention as a striking visual magnet, its rugged profile rising from the far tip of Two Medicine Lake.
The Blackfeet Indians considered the Two Medicine area the “backbone of the world,” traversing vast peak enchainments on vision quests.
An old wooden boat carries the namesake of Sinopah, and ferries visitors across Two Medicine Lake to the distant shore on scenic boat tours, courtesy of Glacier Park Boat Co.
Located approximately 13 miles from East Glacier, Two Medicine campground offers visitors overnight opportunities on a first-come, first-serve basis.
On the northeast shore of Two Medicine Lake stands what used to be the Two Medicine Chalet, built by the Great Northern Railway. It now serves as a camp store and gift shop, and like many of Glacier Park’s old buildings is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.