By Michael Lanza

With waterfalls, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, mountain views that don’t seem real, and the occasional grizzly or black bear (preferably seen at a safe distance)—you owe it to yourself to hike in Montana’s Glacier National Park. While it’s a backpacker’s paradise, there are countless great dayhikes there, too, as you’ll see in this photo gallery below.

Read my story describing my favorite long dayhikes in the park, which will help you plan your own adventure taking hikes of any length on these same trails. See also my stories and photos about a family trip backpacking Glacier’s incomparable Gunsight Pass Trail, and a five-star, 90-mile hike through northern Glacier, and all of my stories about national parks trips.