With certainty we can say the sublime scenery of Glacier towers over any vistas we’ve encountered, especially gazing out from the banks of Iceberg Lake, some 6,000+ feet atop a trail littered with waterfall and flora features.
Before dishing the skinny on the more than a million lush acres of the “Crown of the Continent,” first things first: Be sure to bring binoculars—and bear spray.
Starting on the East, if you’ve already crossed the Iceberg Lake hike off your list, next up is the more strenuous Swiftcurrent Pass. When you finish stumbling across moose and mountain goats, and have checked out of Many Glacier Hotel, pile onto one of the famed Red Buses. On your way West across Going-to-the-Sun Road, don’t pass up getting out at Logan Pass for vertigo-inducing views. And once West Side, Lake McDonald is where it’s at. You can’t go wrong in any direction, especially up. Just make sure to rent a boat and spend some quality time on the water. Finally, unless you saw one of the uber rare gray wolves, your Glacier exploits aren’t over. Guess you’ll be booking a return trip asap.