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Glacier National Park, Montana





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Location: Located in the state of Montana in United States, pretty close to the borders of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
Attraction Type: National Park.
Significance: It is a home to over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 varied species of plants and several species of animals. To add with this, a journey through 'Going-to-the-Sun Road' is just unforgettable.
Best time to Visit: Summer.
Visiting Hours: During daytime.
How to Reach: You can reach Glacier National Park from Glacier Park International Airport by renting a car or by taking a shuttle. You can also reach there by train. Come at West Glacier Park Station or East Glacier Park Station. You can also reach there by road.
Nearest Airport: Glacier Park International Airport (FCA).
It certainly has much more than the scenic beauty, as the park is quite known for. We are talking about Glacier National Park, Montana — a home to over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 varied species of plants and several species of animals. But the attraction of Glacier National Park only starts from there. It is an amazing experience for everyone to pass through the 'Going-to-the-Sun Road' — the main parkway through the park. And wait, a lot more are in store for you there. So, explore the Glacier National Park, it could be the experience of your lifetime.

Located in the state of Montana in United States, pretty close to the borders of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, Glacier National Park is a vast pristine ecosystem that spread across 1.584 square mile area. It borders Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada and two are called as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Containing two mountain ranges, Glacier National Park offers dazzling displays of an array of geological processes. You start enjoying the beauty of it quite prior to your entry into the park, as you get the breathtaking views of the rugged Lewis and Livingstone mountain ranges on your way.

Things to Do in Glacier National Park, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road: Your exploration starts from the Going-to-the-Sun Road. And it is certainly one of the great attractions of Glacier National Park as you drive through the road. Some of the best views are in store for you.

Other Sights from Car: You will also get glimpses of a few more panoramic beauties while you drive through the park. Looking Glass Hill Road offers excellent view of Lower Two Medicine Lake. There are also US Highway 2, US Hwy 89, Chief International Highway, Two Medicine Road, Cut Bank Creek Road, and Camas Road etc. that offer excellent views.
Sperry Glacier: It is one of the most popular attractions in the park. Climb up a steep trail from Sperry Chalet to reach Sperry Glacier. On the way, breathtaking views of the Little Matterhorn, Mt. Reynolds and Bearhat Mountain are waiting for you.

Lakes: Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park whereas St Mary Lake is the second largest. You can also go for various activities like boating, swimming, fishing etc. there. Iceberg Lake should also be visited.

Activities: You can go for various activities in Glacier National Park. Go for boating at Two Medicine, Rising Sun, Waterton Lake and Lake McDonald. There are various camping spots for those who love adventure. You can also go for fishing, hiking and horseback riding there.

Accommodation at Glacier National Park, Montana

There are plenty of options of accommodations in Glacier National Park. You can choose hotels or else can also go for camping. Some of the accommodation options are as below:

Lake Five Resort
540 Belton Stage Road
West Glacier, Montana 59936
Tel: +1-406-387-5601

Glacier Campground
P.O. Box 447
12070 Hwy 2 West
West Glacier, MT, 59936
Tel: +1-406-387-5689

Related Links :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6yGoMpH2ng: Check out wonderful views of the Glacier National Park in this video!


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