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Swiftcurrent Lake

Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: A scenic lake.

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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219 reviews 219 reviews
76 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We took a boat trip from Many Glaciers and headed out to Grinnell Lake on a ranger led tour. The trip took us across Swiftcurrent, hiking to Josephine Lake, and then to Grinnell. We went with a ranger and she had some great information. I would not hesitate to do this independently, however. The trail is well marked and not... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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233 reviews 233 reviews
67 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
84 helpful votes 84 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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