8 Best Things You Can Do In Glacier National Park

There is so much to see and do in Glacier National Park. They have an array of soft adventure activities to heart pounding one. With many different facilities and attractions in the park, there is something to interest everyone. Glacier boost it’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.

For updated information about Glacier National Park: National Park Service

Here is 8 Best Things You Can Do In Glacier National Park:

 

1. Rafting in Flathead River

Image source: Flickr - Len Hardy
Image source: Flickr – Len Hardy

Several raft companies operate commercially guided raft trips on the Middle Fork and North Fork of the Flathead River. Both forks are within the Flathead Wild and Scenic River designation and are jointly managed by Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest. These raft companies have permits from the US Forest Service.

Suggested Guide: Glacier Raft Company

2. Backcountry Camping

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Image source: Flickr – sfgamchick

Glacier is a backpacking paradise. The park consistently ranks as one of the most popular backpacking parks in the NPS. Famous for its towering mountains, pristine alpine lakes, abundant wildlife, and its 700+ miles of trails, this amazing place is growing in popularity each year.

Suggested Campground: Fish Creek Campground

3. Boating in Lake McDonald

Image source: Flickr - Don DeBold
Image source: Flickr – Don DeBold

Glacier National Park offers a variety of boating experiences. The rivers and lakes in this mountainous region are very cold. All users (boaters, skiers, and swimmers) should be aware of the dangers of hypothermia at any time of the year.

Suggested Guide: Glacier Park Boat Co.

4. Driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road

Image source: Flickr - Jeff Hitchcock
Image source: Flickr – Jeff Hitchcock

One of the most amazing highlights of Glacier National Park is a drive on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This engineering marvel spans 50 miles through the park’s wild interior, winding around mountainsides and treating visitors to some of the best sights in northwest Montana.

5. Bicycling on the Going-to-the-Sun Road

Image source: Flickr - Grant
Image source: Flickr – Grant

Your legs are burning and your heart is pounding. You glance back and see just how far you’ve come and then, almost afraid, you look up ahead to Logan Pass and see how far you still have to go. Welcome to bicycling on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

6. Fishing in Lake McDonald

Image source: Flickr - Don DeBold
Image source: Flickr – Don DeBold

Lake McDonald is a permitted spot for fishing in Glacier National Park. But there are certain areas that fishing is not allowed.

7. Bus Tours

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Image source: Flickr – fritzmb

Bus tours are a fun and informative way to see Glacier National Park.

For those Red Bus Tour

8. Hiking

Image source: Flickr - Cheryl Strahl
Image source: Flickr – Cheryl Strahl

Over half of the visitors to Glacier National Park report taking a hike. That’s a lot of hikers, but over 700 miles of trail provide many outstanding opportunities for both short hikes and extended backpacking trips.

Suggested Trail: Logan Pass

Logan Pass. This is Hidden Lake with Bearhat Mountain dominent. Off to the right is the path down to the lake and McDonald Lake in the distance.

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