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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Glacier National Park Day Hike (Short Hikes)

Trail of the Cedars This in 1 of 2 handicap accessible Glacier National Park day hikes. The Trail of the Cedars trail-head is located 5½ miles east of Lake McDonald Lodge along the Going-to-the-Sun Rd. The first ½ mile along the east bank of Avalanche Creek is a raised boardwalk that

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Glacier Park’s Going-To-The-Sun Road?

Constructing the Going-To-The-Sun Road, originally called the “Transmountain Highway”, was a major undertaking. It took nearly 3 decades to plan, design, and construct. Visitors today marvel at the route of the road and the ability to build it in such difficult terrain nearly a century ago. Building access roads into this

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Glacier National Park Day Hikes (Long Hikes)

Hiking Trail Difficulty Rating Easiest (★) Most Difficult (★★★★★) Highline Trail/Garden Wall Trail (★★) When considering Glacier National Park day hikes, this is one of the most popular hikes in the park.  It follows the western edge of the Continental Divide providing spectacular vistas.  This is a moderately easy trail

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Reynolds Creek Fire in Glacier National Park

Update (8/9/2015) Today the Going-to-the-Sun Rd was opened up all the way from West Glacier to St Mary through the Reynolds Creek fire area from 9 am to 7 pm daily but please be aware of any continued fire fighting efforts and equipment.  Rising Sun Campground will most likely remain

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