Date of Visit: July 8-10, 2013
How we got there: Drove from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho during our Seattle to Chicago road trip. Just over four hours.
- Ranger-led hike to Iceberg Lake – 10 mile out and back hike with 1,200 feet of elevation gain. We joined a ranger who provided interpretation details along the way.
- Going to the Sun Road – 50-mile scenic drive that traverses the park from east to west crossing over Logan Pass. Considered one of the best scenic drives in the country.
- Hidden Lake hike – 3-mile out and back with 460 feet of elevation gain. Leads to beautiful viewpoint over hidden lake and Bearhat Mountain.
- Boat ride/hike to Grinnell Lake – Boat crossings of Swiftcurrent and Josephine Lakes leads to a 1.1 mile trail that leads to the shore of Grinnell Lake with views of owering mountains and glaciers all around.
Tips: Even in the middle of summer, some trails are still off-limits because of snow cover. Going to the Sun Road is usually not fully open until late June or early July.
Next time: Hike the High Line Trail along the Garden Wall. Visit the remote Goat Hunt area of the park near the Canadian border.