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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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A scenic lake.

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One of my favorite spots in the world

This place is gorgeous. The colors of the lake and rocks are borderline fictional and the mountains are in your face. Keep an eye out on the slops just to the side of the lake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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147 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This place is gorgeous. The colors of the lake and rocks are borderline fictional and the mountains are in your face. Keep an eye out on the slops just to the side of the lake, you could spot some wildlife.

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Adelaide, Australia
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84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

To sit on the Many Glacier Hotel Balcony and enjoy the scenery across and beyond the lake is a wonderful experience. IT was spoiled a little for us by the smoke from the wild fires but the mountains seem to go on and on.

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Thank Downunder62
Salem, Oregon
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Like the Grand Canyon, you cannot describe or visualize this place until you get there. Stay at the Many Glacier Hotel for a magical experience

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Vail, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My wife & I attended the 100 Year Anniversary for Many Glacier Lodge. 140 former employees came back to compare stories. We were there 7/30 -to 8/03/15. I am a former employee of GPL working in 1970 & 71. A highlight of the trip was listening to 2 musical Hootenanies, put on by former employees. Concerts in the lobby which... More 

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Thank Wilby42
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20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Picture range of mountains surrounding you, with some majestic peaks. Imagine a lake right in front of them, reflecting the peaks as well as the clear sky. Now if that excites you, add the orange, red colors of sunrise and you have got one of the picturesque landscapes that you ever been to. Don't miss this view as the sun... More 

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1 Thank surya2012
Seattle
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87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We always enjoy this beautiful and peaceful walk around this lake. It is just so beautiful. We were here in mid September and hardly anyone else was on the trail so we had it almost totally to ourselves. After the hike we looked up on the hill and saw a huge herd of bighorn sheep and then another group of... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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164 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Its a nice lake, and perfect for a short boat ride to Grinnel Glacier trail which is where you should be headed if you are on the lake. There is a short trail around the lake thats easy and nice for elderly or out of shapers.

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Dothan, al
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Beautiful Glacier feed lake. The glacier blue coloring was very prominent here. We saw bears on the mountainsides turning over rocks looking for a moth larvae that is high protein getting themselves ready for the winter hibernation.

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Dieppe, NB
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205 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The view of the lake and surrounding mountains from in front of the Many Glacier lodge is hard to beat on a nice day. There's a nice trail around the lake but, as with most other trails, there is a bear warning sign at the very beginning. If you don't have bear spray, it's not recommended to venture out too... More 

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Thank Luv2travel_Dieppe
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A beautiful timber-lined lake, ringed with snow tinged mountains, is the home base for the Many Glaciers Hotel and the Swiftcurrent Inn. This is a base for some of the best hiking in the park but you can enjoy the scenery just siting on the porch of the Many Glaciers Hotel. The hotel dock hosts boat trips taking you deeper... More 

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