The Ultimate Guide To Glacier National Park
Located on the border of Canada–United States, in northwestern Montana, liest the gorgeous Glacier National Park. Glacier National Park is gigantic, encompassing an area over 1 million acres, including mountain ranges, several mountain lakes, around 130 lakes, and numerous species of plants and animals.
Address: 64 Grinnell Drive, Glacier National Park Headquarters, West Glacier, MT 59936, Open all year, Entrance Fee: $35 for private, non-commercial vehicle
Must see in Glacier National Park
Apgar Nature Center: Is Glacier National Parks official visitor center, I would recommend briefly stopping there to collect important information about the park – road and weather conditions, bear sightings and trail closures. There is also a small restaurant, restrooms and this is from where the park’s free shuttle services depart.
Lake McDonald: This is the biggest lake in the park, carved by massive glaciers several years ago and is one of the main attractions on the west side of the park. This is where you would find the picturesque Lake McDonald Lodge and several other historic chalets. You could do a boat tour offered by the Glacier Park Boat Company and hike the Trail of Cedars.
Trail of Cedars: This is a well-paved, short trail (less than a mile) offering some striking views of the canyon, Avalanche Lake, and a beautiful waterfall.
Going-to-the-Sun Road: Is a scenic drive and a must-do during your visit to the Glacier National Park. It’s a wide, well-paved, two-lane highway that traverses through the entire Glacier National Park. The road passes through several glacial lakes, waterfalls and cedar forests, with vista points and ample parking space along the road, read more about Going-to-the-Sun Road
Logan Pass: This is another visitor center and also the starting point for many hiking trails in the Glacier National Park, read more about Logan Pass Highline Trail
Grinnell Glacier: This is one of the most photographed and beloved attractions in the park. It’s a fairly strenuous hike, about 10 miles round-trip. However, there is a shortcut to the trailhead by using the Glacier Park Boat Company shuttle or catch the trailhead at various points including Logan Pass and the Many Glacier Hotel.
Other Montana Attractions & Related Posts
I hope you enjoyed reading the post, The Ultimate Guide To Glacier National Park, and I expect this will help you plan your trip to Glacier National Park.
Happy feeding your soul!
Shop Camping Gear
This is not a sponsored post, and I recommend products based on my experience. This may contain affiliate links, and I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase using my link at no extra cost to you. More Camping Accessories.