Hiker on the Highline Trail, Glacier National Park.

Ask Me: What Hikes Do You Suggest For Three Days in Glacier National Park?

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Michael,

Thank you for providing a wonderful blog filled with amazing photos and inspiring trips. I enjoy your family adventures section, as I love taking my kids with me to enjoy the outdoors. I live in Utah so the options are endless.

I am heading to Glacier National Park with my husband for our 20th anniversary and am wondering what your hike suggestions would be.

We will have three full days in the park and will be staying on the U.S. side. I read your article “5 Perfect (Big) Days in Glacier National Park” and will definitely be choosing a hike from that list for one of the days.

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9 Responses to Ask Me: What Hikes Do You Suggest For Three Days in Glacier National Park?

  1. ProfBSU   |  August 20, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    My coolest “off trail hikes” in Glacier are: 1) Mt. Reynolds via north face goat trail. Class 3 and 4 all the way to summit; 2) Mt. Wilbur in Many Glacier area. Thin man’s pleasure route, which is a lot of class 4 with exposure; 3) Ptarmigan tunnel to Ahern pass. From there you can either go back to Many via Iceberg notch. For all 3 hikes check out the Climber’s Guide to NPS by Gordon Edwards. It’s nice to get off the beaten path to explore Glacier.

    • michaellanza   |  August 21, 2014 at 7:32 am

      Thanks for the suggestions, all good ones for experienced off-trail hikers. Some of these have been on my to-do list. I guess I need to get back to Glacier again soon!

  2. Angee Draper   |  August 16, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Such an amazing place. Thank you so much for the suggestions – they were fantastic. I only wish I would have had the legs to do 4 miles more on the Piegan Pass hike and hit the Siyeh Pass. Loved having lunch with marmots at the pass. Hidden Lake Overlook was so awesome and we saw lots of goats there. Iceberg lake was just so cool as well. Can’t wait to go back…

    • michaellanza   |  August 16, 2014 at 9:51 am

      I’m glad it went well, Angee.

  3. Brenda Jacobs   |  August 15, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you! Heading out there next month again, can’t wait! hoping to catch the rams this time. I have never seen one!

  4. Lori   |  August 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    On my previous comment, I neglected to mention that from Logan Pass you would hike the Highline first, then up and over Swiftcurrent as the “Ask Me” writer states…..

  5. Lori   |  August 15, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    A shuttle (Van) comes to Many Glacier at 7:30 and will take hikers to the St Mary visitor center so they can catch the free shuttle to Logan Pass. This is $10.00 per person and is first come first served. (I’d be there by 7:00). You can leave your vehicle at Many Glacier, shuttle to Logan Pass, then up and over Swiftcurrent Pass back to MG and your car. Have done this several times, the latest being about a week and a half ago.

    • michaellanza   |  August 16, 2014 at 7:19 am

      Thanks Lori. Do you have a website link for that shuttle service?

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