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Glacier National Park Montana

My wife and I spent out honeymoon in Glacier National Park in Montana in July 2004. It is one of America’s most scenic national parks.


There are several key destinations to visit within Glacier National Park. The most important one is the Going-to-the-Sun Road which is around 50 miles in length. The road passes through the entire length of the park and allows you to see forests, glacial lakes, and the tundra.

The vistas are truly amazing so you definitely want to bring your camera when traveling on the road. St. Mary’s Lake is also a worthwhile destination inside Glacier National Park. The lake has plenty of trout to keep all the fishermen happy!

In addition, the area around the lake contains deer, skunks, and badgers. Grizzly bears are also commonly seen by tourists. One bear even came and stole our food while we were away from our campsite!

We also enjoyed viewing the rich vegetation that surrounds the lake, including Indian paintbrushes and other wildflowers. One of our most memorable moments occurred when we were visiting the Haystack Butte area of the park. We loved seeing the combination of the high mountains, the low clouds, and the numerous goats which were congregating in the foothills. It was a scene out of National Geographic!

For a truly romantic experience, I recommend viewing the moon rise over the Livingston Mountain Range at dusk. The moon light reflects off the hilly terrain and reminds you of nature’s beauty. While we visited the Park in the summer, you can have a fantastic time in the winter as well. Just get ready for a lot of snow! Glacier National Park website: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

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Dec 12, 2011
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Awesome!
by: Emilyn at RV Travel with Kids

Sounds like the adventure of a lifetime. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.Hope you’ll join us on our forums.


Mar 30, 2011
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Glacier
by: Anonymous

Last summer my family and I traveled to Glacier National Park in Montana. The usual location for summer travel is Estes Park, Colorado but our family decided to mix it up and after viewing the Glacier National Park website (http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm) we decided to give the park a visit.

The first thing that we noticed was that the towns around the park were much different than Estes Park. The towns were much less secluded and a little less touristy. We were slightly disappointed by this but once we visited the park we knew that we made the right decision regarding our summer travel plans.

Glacier National Park made Rocky Mountain Nation Park look like downtown Detroit. What made Glacier so much more beautiful was the water. There were lakes, rivers, and waterfalls everywhere that you looked.

The combination of waterways and mountain views made the park stunning. The park also has hundreds of miles of hiking trails and these gave us a great opportunity to get away from the crowds and view some more scenic and stunning views.

Another aspect of Glacier that amazed us was the presence on wildlife. We saw mule deer, mountain sheep, grizzly bear, and lots of marmots and ground squirrels. We even hiked on the trail that Jack Montana hiked on the day before he was attacked by a grizzly!

We thought that Rocky Mountain National Park was the perfect summer destination but after our experience in Glacier we can see that we were completely wrong.


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