One Weekend in Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is a behemoth of a park; covering more than 1,500 square miles. With 700 miles of hiking trails, a dozen campgrounds, numerous lakes and rivers, even thinking about tackling this place in a weekend impossible. But if you do only have a few days here is a list of things you can do to maximize your time there.
Going-to-the-Sun RoadA National Historic Landmark itself, this 53 mile drive is a must if you're in Glacier. The only road that runs all the way through the park, be prepared to make lots of stops as there seems to be another photo opportunity everywhere you look. If you happen to visit during the winter months be advised that parts of this road will often become impassable due to snow! 960 1280
Fish Creek CampgroundWith more than thirteen campgrounds throughout the park there is something for everyone, regardless of where you enter Glacier or your experience level with camping. Fish Creek is close to the West entrance of this National Park and Lake McDonald is just a short walk from these sites. Fish Creek and St. Mary's Campground are the only two in the park that accept reservations so if you are worried about securing a site make sure to call ahead. 960 1280
Lake McDonaldIf you've looked at pictures of this National Park before you were most likely looking at photos of Lake McDonald. The largest lake within the park it offers some of the most iconic views; glass like water with a mountainous backdrop. Take a dip in the chilly water to cool down after a day of exploring the park.