A unique expansive Glacier National Park, Montana that lies on the border between the US and Canada, is a nature lover’s paradise. Besides landscapes of natural glaciers, these lands have an abundance of flora and fauna.
Considered a World Heritage Site with various historical landmarks, the Glacier National Park border’s Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park and the two are the world’s first International Peace Parks.
There’s plenty of outdoor recreational activities to be enjoyed throughout the park. Constructed in 1932, driving down the Going-to-the-Sun Road is a national landmark. A scenic drive down this road consists of breathtaking views of the beautiful highlands.
The Glacier National Park is the perfect place for rustic camping, since the park has a few iconic attractions that serve as the perfect scenic campsites. Visitors also enjoy ranger-led activities, as well as biking, boating, hiking and more.
Among the attractive spots of the park, is Logan Pass. It is the park’s highest point, where some wildlife can be observed. Visitors are able to spot herds of mountain goats, bighorn sheep and even grizzly.
North Fork is a relatively less crowded part of the park, but there’s still plenty to see. Bowman and Kintla Lakes provide a serene experience. In order to avoid crowds, head over Goat Haunt, which is less populated as well.
Hikers, who wish to get into the mountains, will be able to do so at Two Medicine. Visitors go into the wilderness through mountain trails. Also, they go boating at Two Medicine Lake.
And obviously, definitely enjoy the glaciers. they provide the best views for travellers. You’ll be able to find active glaciers throughout the park.
The best times to visit the park are either in the summer, in order to take part in a range of outdoor recreational activities, or in Fall to get a whole different kind of scenery full of rustic and vivid foliage. The park’s visitor center is open all-year-round for traveller enquiries. The park is accessible via air, train and car but there is a fee of about $25 for visitors entering with a car.
If you’re planning on camping, reserve a campsite upon arrival at the registration area. Campsites are available as a first-come, first-serve basis so be sure to reserve an ideal spot quickly once you arrive. Otherwise, you can also stay at some very comfortable cabins that still allow you to be closer to nature.