Glacier National Park
Named after the remains of its glaciers from the ice age, this National Park is located on the Canada/Montana border. With its dizzying display of natural beauty, The Crown of the Continent is a favorite spot with hikers, featuring a variety of trails for all skill levels that range from the easy Trail of the Cedars to the challenging Grinnell Glacier.
Adding to that, the park claims more than 700 lakes, many waterfalls, and two mountain ranges expanding across more than 1 million acres that house a variety of wildlife. Aside from its breathtaking geological features, it’s also home to a fair amount of history. The Going-to-the-Sun Road, a scenic, 50-mile drive through the park, is a National Historic Landmark and an engineering marvel that offers magnificent views.
Plus, many of the park’s lodges, chalets, and hotels were built by the Great Northern Railway at the beginning of the 20th century and appear on the National Register of Historic Places. So be sure to include THEM in your budget when planning your next trip!
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