Glacier National Park Day Hikes (Long Hikes) Part II

Hiking Trail Difficulty Rating Easiest (★) Most Difficult (★★★★★) Fish Lake Trail (★★) The Fish Lake trail is one of the shorter, pleasant Glacier National Park Day Hikes. It is a spur trail off the Sperry Chalet trail. This trail begins climbing immediately as it passes through old growth of

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Six Amazing Glacier Park Lakes

There’s no shortage of amazing lakes in Glacier Park, from long finger lakes carved out as the glaciers receded millions of years ago, to shallow moose-country ponds. The lakes greatly range in size and elevation, some are very large and some are quite small, but all the lakes in Glacier

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Glacier National Park Entrances

There are 7 entrances to Glacier National Park and only 3 of them connect to the Going-To-The-Sun Road – the only road in Glacier Park that travels over the Continental Divide from west to east – they are the West Glacier Entrance, the Saint Mary Entrance, and the Camas Creek Entrance. The

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Glacier National Park Rainforest

A northwest rainforest in Western Montana? How can this be? Scientist have noticed that parts of western Montana and northern Idaho look like chunks of northwest rainforest from the Pacific Coast that have been plucked and plopped 350 miles inland. One such chunk is a short distance from Smoky Bear

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Hummingbirds In Glacier National Park

The Hummingbirds in Glacier National Park that come visit our feeder provide great entertainment for the guests staying at Smoky Bear Ranch. With our hummingbird feeder located just outside the Bed & Breakfast window, our guests thoroughly enjoy watching the Glacier Park Hummingbirds each morning. Our cabin guests will make

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Glacier National Park Wildflowers

One of our favorite activities when hiking is identifying Glacier Park Wildflowers. In years past, our wildflower books were always on the list of items to pack when heading out on our day long treks. Now we’ve become a little higher tech and I have the Glacier National Park Wildflowers reference

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Glacier National Park Wildlife

Grizzly Bear One of the most sought out but also feared Glacier National Park wildlife is the Grizzly Bear. The Grizzly Bear is a subspecies of the Brown Bear. They originated in Europe and Asia but are now also found in western United States and Canada. The main identifying feature

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Glacier National Park Red Buses

One of the more distinguishing features of Glacier National Park are its Red Buses. These 17-passenger tour buses were first introduced to Glacier Park in 1936 and today several tours make it possible for everyone to enjoy and experience this historic method of transportation. Glacier National Park Early Transportation James J.

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Polebridge – An Excursion into the Past

Located 25 miles north of Columbia Falls, MT along the western border of Glacier National Park, Polebridge and The Polebridge Mercantile, called The Merc, give you a glimpse of life of years gone by. The population of Polebridge is no more than 100 and that’s during the summer high season.

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Glacier National Park Four Season Lodge

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Glacier National Park or the surrounding Flathead National Forest.  But where do you stay when most of the lodging facilities in Glacier Park and the surrounding areas close down in the middle of September? Smoky Bear Ranch is open all

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