Five best Montana hikes in Glacier National Park Many Glacier region
The Glacier National Park Many Glacier region is one of the best places in Montana to see grizzlies. It also has some of the most amazing glacier-sculpted peaks in the park, and offers great Montana hotels and other accommodations.
- Iceberg Lake: This is one of the most well-known and classic hikes in Glacier National Park. At only 4.8 miles and with a elevation gain of 1,200 feet, it’s great for Montana family vacations. At the lake, you’ll see enormous hunks of ice (hence Iceberg Lake) set against jagged peaks.
- Ptarmigan Tunnel: Another Glacier National Park hike that is a well-known classic. The 5.2 mile hike offers great chances to see grizzly bears and Montana wildflowers. The hike ends with a quick elevation gain to Ptarmigan peak, where you’ll see the tunnel workers carved through the mountain for a train whose tracks were never built. Make sure to walk through the tunnel and continue down the trail for great views of Lake Elizabeth.
- Apikuni Falls: Excellent Montana hike for families with small children. Only 1 mile of hiking brings you to a stunningly beautiful waterfall.
- Cracker Lake: This more difficult hike brings you through some of Glacier’s best grizzly terrain, and offers terrific views of the powder blue Cracker Lake. It’s 6.1 miles one-way, and rises some 1,200 feet.
- Swiftcurrent Pass: Another challenging Montana hike, Swiftcurrent pass will reward you with some of the best views of Many Glacier, as well as excellent chances to view Montana wildlife.
For more information on these hikes, we suggest you contact a Montana guide, or visit a Glacier National Park ranger station for up to date information on trail closings, weather advisories and grizzly bear activity.
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