Red TapeElk Mountain is located in Glacier National Park so all of those rules and regulations apply. Bring your insect repellent and your bear spray and make lots of noise!
Camping/LodgingThere are two choices for camping located fairly close to Elk Mountain. Devil Creek is located off of Hwy 2 a couple of miles west of the mountain. Summit Campground is located further east on Hwy 2 very close to Marias Pass.
Lodging is also available in Essex at the Izaak Walton Inn.
Timing is critical when ascending or descending this mountain. Trains are quite numerous in this area and can be extremely long and extremely slow...if you're not careful you could be stuck on the wrong side of the tracks!