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Best Trails in Glacier National Park

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An early addition to the National Park Service (park #10), Glacier National Park in Montana turned 100 on May 11, 2010. The park is immense, with 1 million acres (4,047 km2), 300 lakes and a reach of 1,584 square miles (4,103 km2). The park is considered the centerpiece of a vast region of protected land that includes some 16,000 square miles (41,440 km2). The park features some 700 miles of hiking trails and supports all manner of outdoor activities, such as biking, boating, fishing, and horseback riding. There are 13 campgrounds that allow for roughly 1000 campsites. Other accommodation options include hotels, inns, lodges and motels. Part of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, this park has over 50 remaining glaciers and 130 named lakes under the tall Rocky Mountain peaks. There are historic hotels and a landmark road in this region of rapidly receding glaciers. These mountains, formed by an overthrust, have the world's best sedimentary fossils from the Proterozoic era.

on Cracker Lake Trail
2 days ago

horseback riding

The most gorgeous trail ride ever! Well maintained. Busy horse trail. If you are a private stock owner, check in with Swan Mtn Outfitters so that you can plan your ride around theirs. Park above Many Glacier Hotel. We went on a super windy day and the wind by the lake was fierce and cold. Hitching rails for stock at the lake. I highly recommend you add the Cracker Flats Loop to your trip. It's worth it.

on Huckleberry Mountain Look...
2 days ago

horseback riding

Rode this trail June 2016 on horseback. Trail was well maintained. Very few hikers met along the way. Hitching rails at the top. AMAZING views along the way and at the top. Elevation gain was pretty significant but the horses handled it well. The trail is narrow and exposed most of the way so it can be a bit dizzying from horseback. Not a trail I suggest for anyone scared of heights or green horses. We looked out across a valley and saw an airplane below us at one point! We were warned to watch for bears but so none. If you are taking horses, we recommend you get to the trailhead early as parking is limited for trucks and trailers. Stock ramp available at the trail head.

on Apgar Lookout Trail
2 days ago

horseback riding

Completed this trail in May 2016 on horseback. Trail is well maintained. Many, many hikers along the way. Some areas were narrow which made it difficult for hikers and horses to pass. Hitching rails available at the top. Sneak a peek on the Glacier Webcams. Gorgeous hike and great views the whole way.

on St. Mary and Virginia Fal...
3 days ago

hiking

Such a gorgeous hike!

on Upper Two Medicine Trail
3 days ago

hiking

Take the boat from Two Medicine Lake parking lot, to the other end of Two Medicine Lake (west end). From there, it is an easy 2-3 mile hike. Lots of wildflowers in season. Be bear aware.

on Avalanche Lake via the Tr...
5 days ago

beautiful hike to lake avalanche, can get a little steep, but manageable and rewarding once you see the lake. along the path of a creek with beautiful waterfalls.