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Swiftcurrent Lake

Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Bodies of Water, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: A scenic lake.
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We took the Glacier Park Boat tour of Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine. Very enjoyable and lots of beautiful scenery. The narration was very good and very informative. We did get to see a mother brown bear with her cub while on this lake. The walk between the lakes was some what steep but not as difficult as advertised.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had a room with a view of Swiftcurrent Lake - gorgeous pink reflection at sunrise. We took the boat ride on the last day - for this trip you cross Swift Current Lake, take a short hike than ride again across Lake Josephine. If you get off to take the hike to a falls, expect a long wait to... More

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Dallas, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I saw a moose, a baby moose, a brown bear, and then another brown bear while just wildlife watching from a distance near this lake. That all happened in less than an hour. Also, just the mountains and lake itself are pretty spectacular if you have time to sit and admire the view.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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224 reviews 224 reviews
65 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a beautiful lake surrounded by magnificent mountains. Of course the most outstanding feature of the lake is Many Glacier Hotel with a full service restaurant.

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There is a trail around the whole lake which takes about an hour and is an easy very scenic walk. It is cool in the forest and the views from each part are beautiful.

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Jonesborough, TN
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179 reviews 179 reviews
76 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were tired but wanted to get out of the car for a short hike, so we selected the Swiftcurrent Lake Trail. It was perfect. Although it had rained, there were very few soggy spots along the trail. Best of all, we had our one and only moose sighting of our two-week trip on this trail. See photo below! He... More

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Sierra Madre, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Due to some health problems since resolved I had to limit my hiking this year but I was able to thoroughly enjoy the view from the east end of Swiftcurrent Lake. The weather was perfect for photography and the lake was glassy smooth. There are several good vantage points for photography. The old Swiftcurrent Chalet is now a small shop... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A very easy walk, not one of the best in the area, but fits those who do not like to go up and down. Very flat. We did part of it in a rainy day and it was not worth it. The lake looked gloomy and not attractive.

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Sedona, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We liked the east side of the park better. The scenery seemed a bit more dramatic and we saw more wildlife here (moose, a grizzly, mountain goats).

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Moorestown
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Definitely recommend the hike around the lake. It is only 2.5 miles and you can go further by connecting it with other trails. The scenery is spectacular.

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