Glacier National Park encompasses over one million acres of breathtaking wilderness in Northwest Montana. Where to start? Explore Glacier with a day hike from Logan Pass up to Hidden Lake along a well-maintained boardwalk, walk through the Garden Wall’s wildflower fields on the Highline Trail, or for the more adventuresome, climb to Siyeh Pass for an expansive view across the Continental Divide. With over 700 miles of spectacular trails, hiking anywhere in Glacier National Park will create lifelong memories and inspire your return to the “Crown of the Continent”.
Soak up Glacier’s beauty from the scenic vistas along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, a National Historic Landmark completed in 1932 that climbs to the sub-alpine heights of Logan Pass. You will marvel at this feat of engineering that meanders along cliffs with waterfalls cascading beneath sections of it. Wildlife watching is supreme at Logan Pass where you will likely spot the iconic mountain goats and bighorn sheep. Step out of your vehicle and you’ll hear the Columbian ground squirrels and hoary marmots calling to each other, and birds of prey circling overhead.
Experience the heritage of Glacier National Park with a visit to its historic lodges and chalets. Two of the original backcountry chalets, Sperry Chalet and Granite Park Chalet, are still in operation and welcome hikers and horseback riders as soon as the snow melts. Glacier’s rich history and scenery can also be enjoyed from the comfort of the original wooden boats and red “Jammer” bus tours which are operated by interpretive guides well versed in the history, flora and fauna of Glacier Park.
Relax on the links of two Glacier National Park golf courses: Glacier View Golf Course in West Glacier offers 18 holes and the Glacier Park Lodge Golf Course in East Glacier offers 9 holes for your enjoyment. Several other courses nearby make Glacier Country a golfer’s destination vacation.
Love to fish for trout? Cast a line at one of the large low-lying lakes, the mouth of McDonald Creek, the wide banks of the North Fork of the Flathead, or hike in to an alpine lake for some native cutthroat fishing therapy.
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