At the top of Montana’s Rocky Mountains bordering Canada, Glacier National Park isn’t the easiest park to get to.
Maybe the location itself is one of the reasons why it’s so special. With sparsely populated surroundings and a history with a lack of human interference, the park covers over 1,500 square miles of unspoiled alpine scenery.
I visited Glacier National Park after spending almost a week in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Afterwards, we headed south through Montana and into Wyoming. If it wasn’t for this job and the specific itinerary, who knows when (or if) I’d make it here.
Thank goodness I did though, and now I’m looking for any way to get back. Loads of backcountry hikes, glaciers and lakes beckon, and I’d love to explore more before it becomes just as crowded as other more popular parks. Unfortunately, there is pretty short window of time for visiting without a few feet of snow. Looks like I might just have to put off my second visit until next summer.
So when someone asks me, “What’s your favorite national park?” I can finally answer easily. Here’s why:
All photos were taken this August on either the Going to the Sun Road or on the Grinnel Glacier trail. Post to come for more info on what I did and how to visit Glacier National Park.