3. Glacier National Park
In northern Montana, skimming the border with Canada is the wondrous Glacier National Park. It has so many lakes (762 in total) that only 131 of them have ever been named. There are also 175 mountains, including Mt. Cleveland, which stands at over 10,000 feet tall. And of course, there are the 26 glaciers that have shaped the landscapes and given the park its name. The biggest of these is the incredible Harrison Glacier. The park has over 700 miles of trails allowing visitors to discover the picturesque scenery by foot.
- The Highline Loop: This 11.8-mile hike is definitely one of the best trails in the park and will take you around 7–9 hours. It can be windy, so bring warm clothes and plenty of food and drinking water as the trail water in the park isn’t always potable.
- Grinnell Glacier Trail: The hike to Grinnell Glacier Viewpoint is a beautiful 10.3-mile haul that will likely take around 6–8 hours to complete. Here you’ll enjoy stunning views of the lakes and jagged cliffs in this part of the park.