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Swiftcurrent Lake

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: A scenic lake.

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Majestic

Get up to see the sunrise on the mountains! They glow red. Beautiful. and eat at the Many Glacier Hotel for breakfast and watch the sunset at night!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Get up to see the sunrise on the mountains! They glow red. Beautiful. and eat at the Many Glacier Hotel for breakfast and watch the sunset at night!

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Jackson Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The boat dock was our destination for the Chief Two Guns trip across Swiftcurrent Lake, a steep 400-yard walk to the Morning Eagle and a cruise across Lake Josephine. We were again impressed by the knowledge of the crew. I know it is a script all these kids memorized, but the memorized it well. The pictures tell the story better... More 

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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125 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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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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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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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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44 helpful votes 44 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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