GLACIER NATIONAL PARK ACTIVITIES
THINGS TO DO IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Hiking, wildlife watching, scenic drives, and more
More than 3 million people come to Glacier National Park every year. But this wilderness paradise is vast, so you don't need to worry about finding unbeaten paths:
With all that beauty, below is a quick rundown of some of the activities you're sure to love.
HIKING IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Chart your path away from the crowds on one of 700 trails inside Glacier National Park. Hiking is one of the most popular things to do in Glacier National Park for good reason.
Countless clear mountain lakes, Continental Divide traverses, waterfalls, creeks, and mountain peaks await you.
And you'll find several major trailheads within a 30-minute drive of Essex. Popular destinations include:
Don’t forget to take the short trip across the river from the Izaak Walton Inn to check out the Walton Ranger Station, where dozens of miles of trails originate.
The Going-to-the-Sun Road is an "engineering marvel" winding around mountainsides, crossing the Continental Divide and cresting Logan Pass at 6,646 feet. This 50-mile road treats visitors to some of the most stunning scenery in northwest Montana.
While driving the Going-To-The Sun Road, be sure to check out some of the major points of interest listed below:
LAKE MCDONALD BEACH
Only 20 miles from the Izaak Walton Inn, you'll find Lake McDonald with its idyllic pebble beach that stretches for miles.
You won't want to miss out on the dramatic mountain scenery or any of the following activities:
No trip to Glacier is complete without stopping in Apgar Village.
Polebridge is one of the Park’s best kept secrets. Located on the sparsely populated western flank, Polebrige is the center of the Flathead’s North Fork Valley.
Glacier National Park’s geologic past is on display across this wide and varied landscape.
The Izaak Walton Inn is perfectly positioned to see both the east and west sides of Glacier Park. Be sure to plan a day in the North Fork while visiting.