Montana July 20, 2016
12 Undeniable Reasons Why You’ll Fall In Love With Glacier National Park In Montana
It’s been featured in movies, magazines, and photographed thousands of times. It’s so breathtakingly beautiful that people who have never seen it think pictures of it have been photoshopped (true story). Glacier National Park is a national treasure and Montana’s pride and joy.
Here’s why Montanans and the tourists who visit can never, ever get enough Glacier:
1. Grinnell Lake is so pristine that it doesn’t even look real.
But somehow it is.
2. Going-to-the-Sun Road is like nothing you will ever experience anywhere else.
It’s a truly unique scenic byway every Montanan should experience.
3. Virginia Falls will relax you.
4. So will St. Mary Falls.
5. The sunsets.
6. The sunrises.
If you can wake up early enough, you’ll see a sunrise that will rival the sunsets.
7. The beargrass.
This tall flower grows all over the park and makes it look magical.
8. There are hundreds of species of animals that call the park home.
You never know what you’ll see.
9. You can take a boat tour.
Boat cruises are available for Lake McDonald, St. Mary Lake, Swiftcurrent and Josephine Lakes, and Two Medicine Lakes. And they’re all awesome.
10. The park will turn you into a hiker.
You might not think you like hiking, but try one of the trails at Glacier, check out the views, and you’ll realize you actually love hiking (even if it’s only in a beautiful setting).
11. You can get away from it all… and we do mean ALL.
If you get a permit beforehand, you can do some serious backcountry camping at Glacier. You can spend a few days hiking out to the perfect spot where you won’t see anyone else for days (obviously you should only do this if you’re experienced or with people who are).
12. Visiting the park is like going back in time.
There are some buildings in the park that are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Great Northern Railway Buildings, the Granite Park Chalet (pictured here), and the Lee Creek Snowshoe Cabins are pieces of our past.
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