Glacier National Park covers 1.2 million acres of wild, forested land. The park has 130 named lakes, and 25 active glaciers. In 1932, in spirit of the friendship and solidarity between the USA and Canada, the parks were unified into the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the first of its kind in the world.
Attractions in Glacier National Park
The delightful scenery and abundant wildlife of the Glacier Parks offer visitors numerous activities and attractions to enjoy.
Logan Pass and Hidden Lake Nature Trail
Logan Pass is the highest point on the Sun Road, and falls along the Continental Divide. From here one can clearly see the Hidden Lake Nature Trail, and tread towards it. The nature trail is a three-mile trip, starting from a boardwalk, and winding through wildflowers and patches of snow, culminating at the location from where one can view the Hidden Lake.
One of the main attractions of the park, this 5-mile road stretch offers dozens of waterfalls, blue lakes, lovely mountaintop meadows, and a beautiful view of the valley far below. For those who prefer to enjoy the view rather than concentrate on the winding road, there are fleets of red buses available.
One can view the 25-foot cascade McDonald Falls about a mile north of the lake. The Trail of the Cedars is another 0.7 mile trail around the lake, and as it has a boardwalk and paved trails, it's an easy hike for families with older people and children.
The Saint Mary Lake is the second-largest lake in the park, and stretches to its easternmost border. About two miles off the trail is the St. Mary Falls, and another half mile away, between a series of hills, is the Virginia Falls.