Glacier National Park
One of the most famous and popular National Parks in existence, Glacier National Park offers a very wide array of different hiking opportunities. In addition to terrific hiking, there are majestic views of snowcapped mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes and wildlife. A must do is to drive the Going-to-the-Sun road for breathtaking views. There are many pullouts so you can stop and enjoy the view. Keep an eye out for wildlife along your way, bear can sometimes be seen along side of the road eating berries or in the fields. Mountain goats and bighorn sheep can usually be seen around Logan’s Pass and up around the Hidden Lake Overlook. There are many different hikes in the park, ranging from short easy hikes to longer strenuous ones, whichever you chose there will be amazing views that will not disappoint.
If this is your first trip to Glacier, a Red Bus Tour is a great way to learn about the park. Sit back and relax and let your driver do the driving while you enjoy the scenery and snap some pictures. Another great drive in the park is to Polebridge. Make sure to stop at the Polebridge Mercantile for their famous delicious homemade Bear Claws. See more amazing views if you continue on to Bowman Lake or Kintla Lake. Many Glacier is also a beautiful part of the park that has some of the best hikes such as Iceberg Lake, Grinnell Glacier and Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail. No matter where you go in the park, you will have memories that will last a lifetime!
You can also visit Glacier National Park website at www.nps.gov/glac for a listing of all hikes and other adventures.
The Lake McDonald cam is courtesy of Glacier National Park