• Chief Mountain, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    The Seasons of Glacier National Park

    Have you been wondering when is the best time to visit Glacier National Park in Montana?  Each ...

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  • The Flathead River as seen from West Glacier, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/, October 2013
    What to do in West Glacier: Your Guide to West Glacier, Montana

    For those of us that live near here, West Glacier, Montana, is sometimes passed over as a small ...

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  • North Fork of the Flathead River looking into Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    A Fall Drive up the “North Fork” to Polebridge, Montana

    I have said before how beautiful Montana is in the fall.  One of my favorite drives in the ...

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  • Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, www.montanavacationblog.com
    Things to do in Montana

    Not sure if Montana is worth a visit?  Wondering what there is to do in Montana? Born and ...

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  • Alex Neill standing on the Pitamakan Overlook along the Dawson -Pitamakan Loop, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    A Day Hike on the 18-Mile Dawson-Pitamakan Pass in Glacier National Park

    I have been wanting to do the Dawson-Pitamakan Pass Loop for a few years now. I had it planned ...

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The Mountain View from the Hidden Lake Overlook

I created this photo from the Hidden Lake Overlook in Glacier National Park in Montana, so that you will know the names of the mountains you are looking at: I love looking out at the mountains and pointing out their names, especially when I have heard of them before. Enjoy the view from the ...

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Hiking to the Hidden Lake Overlook, Glacier National Park, Montana

Alex Neill at the Hidden Lake Overlook, Glacier National Park, Montana, COpyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/

The Hidden Lake overlook is a popular hike leaving from Logan Pass in Glacier National Park. The hike takes you 1.5 miles one-way, with an elevation gain of 460 feet, up to a lookout point of Hidden Lake. The hike begins as a paved trail, but then is mostly a raised boardwalk, and you will... ...

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Hiking to Iceberg Lake, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Iceberg Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/

If you are looking for a longer day hike that it is not too difficult, I highly recommend the hike to Iceberg Lake near Many Glacier in Glacier National Park, Montana. It is one of my favorite hikes in Glacier National Park, for so many reasons. The hike is 5 miles one-way, with about a... Read More

Staying at the Many Glacier Hotel, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Many Glacier Hotel, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

The Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park in Montana is a stunning hotel whose size and setting could rival a hotel in Switzerland.  (Or how I imagine Switzerland to be in my mind, anyway!)  The hotel lies facing both the Swiftcurrent and Grinnell valleys.  The location is a spectacular ...

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Reasons to Visit Glacier National Park on a Rainy Day

View from Logan Pass looking east, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2013

There’s something about a rainy day that makes (so it seems) most everyone cuddle up inside.  Glacier National Park in Montana is empty on rainy, stormy days in the middle of summer.  While warm and cozy in the lodge is a nice place to be, Glacier National Park can be absolutely stunning ...

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Where is the best place in Glacier National Park to see Mountain Goats?

Mountain Goats near Logan Pass, GLacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

One of the animals that people want to see when they visit Glacier National Park in Montana is the Mountain Goat. The Mountain Goat (also known as the Rocky Mountain Goat), is a large-hoofed mammal that is only in North America.  Don’t let their looks fool you: both male and female have ...

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Glacier Park Boat Company Boat Tour in Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Glacier National Park Boat Tour, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park

We recently took the boat tour provided by the Glacier Park Boat Company in Many Glacier, in Glacier National Park, Montana. The tour includes two tours: one of Swiftcurrent Lake, and a second tour of Lake Josephine. Not only do these boats provide fun tours of these lakes, but they also ...

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Why Are The Rocks In Glacier National Park So Colorful?

Rocks at Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

I recently had a picnic at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Montana, where I looked down at my feet, and really started analyzing the rocks. Normally, I don’t pay much attention to rocks, except to make sure that my little one does not put any in her mouth. The rocks at Lake ...

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Hidden Falls, On the Way to Grinnell Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Hidden Falls, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Hidden falls can be found on your hike to Grinnell Lake near Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana. Directly before the suspension bridge, you will see a sign to your left that says Hidden Falls, 0.2 miles. Take this left hand turn.  The trail heads up a pretty steep incline, and then ...

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My Run-In with a Cow Moose on the Hike to Grinnell Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Moose on the hike to Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

On our recent hike to Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park, we had a run-in with a cow moose and her calf that reminded us that moose can be dangerous, especially when they have babies! We had just started out on our hike from Lake Josephine to Grinnell Lake.  I was in front, and my... Read More