Glacier National Park, Montana

The glacial landscape has carved deep valleys and created brilliantly coloured lakes over the centuries. The official symbol of the park is the Mountain Goat - but you're also likely to spot bears, moose and Bighorn Sheep.

Glacier National ParkFew national parks are as magnificent and pristine as Glacier National Park. One of the only spaces in the lower 48 where Grizzlies roam in abundance, the park also boasts some of the country's most spectacular hiking trails, and the beautiful 'Going-to-the-Sun Road'.

Scattered around the park are historic chalets and lodges reminding visitors of days gone by. The meadows full of wild flowers, the rugged mountain tops, and stunning glacial lakes all make Glacier National Park a must see destination when in the state of Montana. This 'Crown of the Continent' is the perfect place for hikers and photographers looking for some quality time in some of the best wilderness areas in the USA. 

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Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier Insider Tips

Iceberg Lake Trail
If you're lucky enough to be visiting Glacier National Park during the months of June and July then prepare yourself for an incredible carpet of wild flowers that signals the start of the summer. The Iceberg Lake Trail, in particular, is incredibly scenic and thanks to terrain that's bereft of obstacle you'll be treated to the very best display of fauna around with a few chances to observe wild grouse, ground squirrels and big-horn sheep. This is a relatively gradual 4.5 mile ascent that leads to Iceberg Lake at 1,200 feet however, thanks to the spectacular summer scenery you're bound to be feeling giddy even without the higher elevation.
When to go
Glacier National Park's position means that it's sandwiched between the warm and the humid Pacific Northwest and the chillier yet dryer air further inland, which results in a lot of rain. This means you'll find a rich and abundant range of plants, flowers and foliage - especially resplendent in the late spring/early summer. As snow can still be found during the summer months, packing for every eventuality is always best advice. Glacier NP has fewer crowds than neighbouring national parks, so visiting during summer is less busy and all roads are more likely to be fully operational. Be prepared for rain but also plenty of peace and tranquillity.
Highlights & Activities

Glacier National Park Tour Highlights

Lake McDonald Valley
Lake McDonald Valley is a peaceful and inspirational hiking trail destination. This area appears to be adrift from the rest of the park, and as such you'll discover an exceptional amount of wildlife.
Glacier's Wildlife
There are over 50 different species of mammal indigenous to America which currently inhabit the park. Black bears, Grizzlies, wolverines and cougars are all in attendance, alongside mountain goats, caribou, marmots and squirrels.

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