"Most Beautiful Park in the lower 48 states" Top 5 Page for this destination Glacier National Park by mrclay2000

Glacier National Park Travel Guide: 358 reviews and 835 photos

It Doesn't Get Better Than This

From the moment you enter the area, the glacial-green waters of creeks and rivers almost overawe the eye with their uniqueness and beauty. The forests here are intense. The mountains are broad-shouldered and overlook every lake and waterway. Snowmelt in the highcountry provides as many cascades as you'll find in Yosemite Valley, while the array of wildlife is much richer and more diverse here than in California. Mountain goats, bighorn, grizzly and black bears, elks, mule deer, coyotes, wolves and foxes are possible spectators to your every move.

I've seen beautiful mountain lakes in many states, but none seem to compare with those you find here. The opportunities for gorgeous photography are nowhere more concentrated in the lower 48 states. Whether you enter from the east side or the west, Lake McDonald and St Mary Lake are equally qualified to take your breath away as fabulous hosts and ushers into the interior.

If you have only one choice for a lifetime vacation, you can't go wrong in selecting this corner of the country. This is after all Montana -- Sky's the Limit!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Diversity in landscape, wildlife, and hiking
  • Cons:No such thing in Glacier
  • In a nutshell:Beautiful greenery -- evergreen forests and glacial lakes!
  • Last visit to Glacier National Park: Jul 1999
  • Intro Updated Jan 22, 2003
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  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    Very good information on some very scattered areas. Unable to find a travel companion yet for a visit though, and not wanting to go there alone, for safety in numbers and enjoyment.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2007 at 5:55 AM

    Just planning a trip to the US and this looks like a place I'll be visiting.

  • rebibi's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2007 at 8:34 AM

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures and your great info. Hope to do some hikes in June!

  • Camping_Girl's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2006 at 4:31 PM

    Wow! You have some awesome pictures. Thanks for such a comprehensive page on GNP!

  • Hopkid's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2005 at 9:36 AM

    Great page. I can't wait to get to Glacier this coming weekend. I'll be spending a week there! Thanks for the great tips! Andy

  • mim95's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2005 at 7:52 AM

    wow...the scenery is truly amazing! thx for sharing.

  • Feb 1, 2005 at 4:05 PM

    GORGEOUS!!!!! I think I may have to visit here this year!!! GREAT page....very helpful!!!

  • melissa_bel's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2004 at 4:06 PM

    Thanks for sharing your tips Mike. I feel more prepared to visit Glacier now, hopefully in a few weeks. Nice landscape pictures too!

  • girladventure's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2004 at 9:42 AM

    Hi Mike, thanks for visiting my pages...just can't find the time to write the tips...one of these days I will. Love your info on hiking Glacier. That's in my TO DO list. Wow, a bundle of info on National Parks here. Thanks!

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2004 at 8:00 AM

    America the Beautiful. Glacier personifies that phrase. Great page.


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