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waterfall

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horseback riding

beach

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 Highline Trail

hiking
13 hours ago

AMAZING hike! My husband and I took our 15 and 12 year old sons on this hike a few days ago. We only went to Haystack Butte (6.7 miles round trip). The scenery is beyond description! Beautiful and stunning don't even come close to describing it. I would rate it as easy-moderate. There is a bit of up and down, but nothing really steep until the final climb to the saddle at Haystack Butte. Don't be scared off by the narrow path with the straight down cliff to the road below ;) I was fearful before heading out, but felt safe holding onto the cable. Just don't look down if heights scare you! The wildflowers are beautiful. We entered the park at West Glacier at 6:18 and arrived at Logan Pass at 7:15. The lot was about 1/3 full, but was completely full by 8:10. Take sunscreen, water and snacks. Never felt the need for bug spray, but I live in an area where mosquitoes are rampant so if there were any I didn't notice. We carried bear spray, but never saw any. The trail was pretty well traveled so bears likely stay away.
DO THIS HIKE!

hiking
13 hours ago

AMAZING hike! My husband and I took our 15 and 12 year old sons on this hike a few days ago. The scenery is beyond description! Beautiful and stunning don't even come close to describing it. I would rate it as easy-moderate. There is a bit of up and down, but nothing really steep until the final climb to the saddle at Haystack Butte. Don't be scared off by the narrow path with the straight down cliff to the road below ;) I was fearful before heading out, but felt safe holding onto the cable. Just don't look down if heights scare you! The wildflowers are beautiful. We entered the park at West Glacier at 6:18 and arrived at Logan Pass at 7:15. The lot was about 1/3 full, but was completely full by 8:10. Take sunscreen, water and snacks. Never felt the need for bug spray, but I live in an area where mosquitoes are rampant so if there were any I didn't notice. We carried bear spray, but never saw any. The trail was pretty well traveled so bears likely stay away.
DO THIS HIKE!

hiking
15 hours ago

One of my favorite hikes, absolutely beautiful! You're definitely likely to see a bear on this trail, so be prepared. Well worth the drive! Hike is pretty flat, not much elevation gain. Can also be quite crowded.

hiking
16 hours ago

Such a beautiful hike! Every corner you turn offers a whole new view but it's always just as beautiful as the last! Great hike!

hiking
21 hours ago

Trail goes through a burn area that now has a ton of beautiful wild flowers.

23 hours ago

Most beautiful place. Breathtaking views all the way.

Pretty hike and amphitheater lake at top surrounded by tall mountain faces. Beautiful river flowing thru narrow rock chasm along trail near the trailhead. Perfectly clear water in river. Fishermen were catching cuttthroat trout at the lake. Well maintained and busy trail.

hiking
1 day ago

Amazing alpine meadows full of wildflowers, large snow patches, and waterfalls. Saw more than a dozen mountain goats that would come right up close. Saw marmots and ground squirrels. Part of trail closed due to bear activity, but we didn't spot any. Felt like Swiss alps. View in all directions is spectacular.

Beautiful scenery. Lots of traffic. Super crowded parking lot at Logan Pass.

Nice Cedar forest, heavily travelled.

Beautiful hike but heavily traveled. Definitely make sure to get there early in the morning before it gets packed.

backpacking
1 day ago

You follow a creek up the trail to the lake, beautiful waterfalls, and the burned area offers an abundance of wildflowers. The trout are thriving, and there's a lot to see walking around the lake.

horseback riding
1 day ago

The most beautiful ride I have been on.

Definitly a steep one but well worth it! Awesome views even saw a mountain goat.

hiking
1 day ago