Glacier

 

Glacier National Park is a hiker’s paradise, with more than 700 miles of trails throughout the park. It is the peak of nature’s beauty with meadows of flowers, lakes and mountains.

If you enjoy fishing or boating, you can hit the water during your custom tour of Glacier National Park. Fishing season is typically May to November, but lake fishing is allowed all year long. You do not need a fishing license or permit, but there are limits on how many fish you can catch and keep at a time.

One of the most popular things for visitors to do is take a drive on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. You will get a great view of everything the park has to offer over a 50-mile drive right through the heart of it. This is especially great to add to any family tour of the park, since it cuts out strenuous hiking for those not able to do so.

If you want to see the park’s namesake, the best place to go is to Many Glacier. You can travel by many means, including walking, driving and horseback. You will see small, active glaciers in this area. However, it is predicted these could be gone by 2020.

Our favorite walk:

Hidden Lake Overlook, a 3-mile hike

Why we love it:

This is a hike full of spectacular views the whole time. From the gorgeous mountain peaks to Hidden Lake.

Tip:

Keep your eye out for mountain goats; they are frequently seen along this trail.