Highline Trail, Glacier National Park, Montana.

Ask Me: If I Have One Day in Glacier National Park, What Hike Should I Take?

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Hi, Michael,

I found your blog through your “5 Perfect (Big) Days in Glacier National Park” post–fantastic-sounding hikes. If you have some time, I was looking for advice for an upcoming trip. I am traveling to Great Falls, Montana, soon for work, and I’ll have one day to explore Glacier National Park. Of course one day is not enough, but these are my circumstances. Anyway, my main question: What would you recommend for an eager hiker with one day to spend in paradise? Are there trails with a high wow-factor you can recommend that are likely to be open, even if the high country is snowed in?

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2 Responses to Ask Me: If I Have One Day in Glacier National Park, What Hike Should I Take?

  1. Jeff   |  October 3, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    I’ll second the Highline Trail to Granite Park and the Grinnell Glacier overlook. I spent a week hiking Glacier end of August/early September and the Highline might be the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever gazed upon. It was so spectacular and the day so perfect I proposed to my now fiancé on this trail ?
    We also did the Gunsight Pass traverse and that to was absolutely amazing as well with all sorts of crazy weather during the day and also being sort of cornered by some too interested mountain goats.

    We found the shuttles terribly frustrating on the east side. Waited almost 2 hours one day and resorted to hitchhiking another. Very poor service.

  2. Angee Draper   |  October 15, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Don’t miss the Hidden Lake Overlook. It is so beautiful. I would try and squeeze that in if at all possible.

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