10 Great Hikes in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

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A collection of spectacular hikes in Glacier National ParkMontanaUSA.

Glacier National Park in MontanaUSA is an integral component and the largest part of the world’s first International Peace Park with Waterton Lakes National Parkrepresenting a smaller, but no less spectacular part in southwest AlbertaCanada.   It is where prairies meet mountains.  Both connected parks host breathtaking scenery.  Click on the titles for a link to the specific journal post.

1.   Cracker Lake

The hike from Many Glacier Hotel to Cracker Lake is a return distance of 13 miles (21 KM) with about 1,600 ft. (488 m) of gross elevation to Cracker Lake and the long-abandoned Cracker Lake Mine.  Cracker Lake is hidden until reaching the final ridge.  The vibrant color of the lake will stop you in your tracks.  The long access is definitely worth the breathtaking impact of the moment.  Siyeh Wall, with the much diminished Siyeh Glacier hanging below the summit, serves as dramatic background to Cracker Lake.  There are lots of places to explore at the far end of Cracker Lake.

Cracker Flats on the hiking trail to Cracker Lake in Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Amazing view of the Siyeh Wall just prior to the first breathtaking view of Cracker Lake in Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Cracker Lake, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Cracker Lake, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

A sunbeam on Cracker Lake in Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

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