Logan Pass
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Area in Glacier National Park that was used as a "pass" for travelers to get through the mountains.
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  • Rehoboth5
    Helena, Montana518 contributions
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    Fantastic views! But there may not be a parking spot (and some visitors are a problem)
    If you land a parking spot, Logan Pass offers some of the best views in Glacier. But the park service warns that the parking lot fills by 8 am. Well, we got there at 7:15 one morning, and it was already full. Also, the crush of people there takes away a lot of the enjoyment. And frankly, some of the visitors are clueless, and others are downright rude. A few break laws. So...if you are lucky enough to land a reservation to drive Going to the Sun Highway...AND smart enough to get up there very early in the morning or after five in the evening, you can spend some time at Logan Pass. But be prepared for some potential "people issues." To avoid contributing to the "people issues," read the brochure that you get when you enter the park. Obey the rules. Relax, slow down and give other people some space. Focus on nature. Don't make a nuisance by taking selfies in obnoxious ways.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Allison A
    Stuart, Florida166 contributions
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    Once you find parking a great wildlife viewing spot!
    The con’s - parking is truly a nightmare as many of mentioned or this would have gotten a five star review. Not sure what the answer is. I know it would look terrible but parking garage?? It is just a shame that more people can’t enjoy this amazing location. We got lucky finding a spot around 3 pm one day. Another time we got there at 11 AM and no parking and the last time when we wanted to do the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail we left our cabin in Coram at 5:30 AM and arrived at Logan’s Pass at 7:25 AM to get one of the last spots available. The drive was slow due to the 18 miles of torn up roads near Lake McDonald. We got lucky to see Big-Horn Sheep twice. They are positively majestic! We were there the week of July 2nd and a bit surprised that most of the wildflowers were done. There were a few still hanging on but not like some photos I had seen in previous years.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Sara T
    Ellicott City, Maryland1,024 contributions
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    Lots of trails and animals!
    Get here early, parking was a little tight! We started to hike to Hidden Lake trail, but it was so hot and there was no shade, so we turned back. I am told that is where see most animals. Then another day, we checked out the Highline Trail. Too hot, to walk far. But I’m glad I didn’t as a family of mountain goats walked 25 feet by me!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Postcards From Carrie
    Frederick, Maryland37 contributions
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    Gorgeous Scenery, Lots of Wildlife
    We got here at 7 am the first week of August and there were still several spots left. My kids didn’t want to wake up early again so we took the shuttle the next day, which was easy. The scenery at Logan Pass is stunning, the best at the park. It is almost guaranteed wild life viewing, too. Mountain goats and big horned sheep seem to be there all the time.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Victor B
    Tucson, Arizona1,115 contributions
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    Get here early to get parking!! This lot is small and fills up fast! Then hike to the Hidden valley lake!
    Traveler pro tip - GET HERE EARLY or you will have extreme difficulty finding a place to park! Trust me. Get into the park and beeline it to this parking lot. If you come late you will have to park up to 1/2 mile away to get back to the visitor station. Then do the Hidden Lake hike (really a great one). Then check out the gift shop. VictorB
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Robert P N
    Los Angeles, California2,414 contributions
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    Its the top of the continental divide - super cool
    If you have your car, you can drive up to the top of Logan's pass, and there you can have your picture at the continental divide. Note: you are not allowed to "do what you are thinking", just pour some water from a bottle and see which way it flows. :) The views are spectacular, and the drive up takes a lot of curves and winds. It's great fun. As well there are 2-3 hiking trails at the top, the most popular being the Highline
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 27, 2023
  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada1,869 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Parking
    Most travelers know that there is virtually no parking at Logan Pass, unless you go very early, before 8AM anytime during the week, and before 7AM on a weekend. However, there is a free shuttle service that you can take to avoid the stress of parking at Logan Pass. The trails around Logan Pass are easy, just remember to take the necessary hiking essentials while here. I try to make a visit every other year while camping in Waterton.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 11, 2023
  • nowpacking
    Dallas, Texas2,638 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Logan Pass
    We drove up on one of the last days of September that you could get through before the first snow closed the Road to the Sun! Unfortunately it was very busy and we had to drive around the parking lot with about 20 other cars to wait for a parking spot! The visitor’s center was closed as well as the bathrooms! We walked around the paths wanting to see the Big Horn Sheep or the Mountain Goats but they were not there. There are gorgeous views in several directions so we enjoy them on a beautiful sunny day.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 6, 2023
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Natalia B
Houston, TX31 contributions
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Jul 2020 • Family
We took this beautiful hike early in the morning (we got to the park at 5:30am to watch a sunrise over Lake McDonald) so there was plenty of parking. It is a gorgeous hike with mountain flowers, a beautiful lake and plenty of wildlife - we saw mountain goats, rams and marmots. But beware - a large part of the trail is covered in snow so bring hiking boots and/or snow sticks as otherwise it can be quite slippery.
Written July 23, 2020
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palpande
Portland, OR224 contributions
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Aug 2020
One of the best National parks in the USA. Amazing drive to the LOgan pass with river/lake on the side where ppl were kayaking on their own. Nice trails along the drive, You can spot bears easily. Lot of mountain goats. Lots of beautiful flowers. Carry your boniculars to spot grizzlies. Keep a bear spray. You will also find snow at the trail. There is a small lake a the top of logan pass. Its a kid friendly hike. I hiked with 8 and 6yrs old. The parking is tight so you might not find spot easily and park on the road side and walk to the trails. Public restrooms are clean. Lot of park rangers everywhere to help and guide. Its a crowded National Park so please carry your masks and your own Water bottles on the hikes. Not all trails at the Glacier Park are kid friendly so read the map before you go on hikes. There are two entrances- West and East,right before you head to the entrace there is a small strip mall area where you can pick up food and water. There are no food options inside the park. Also there is no cell phone signal inside the park. A 7 day pass is the most economic way to go for $35.
Written December 8, 2020
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Terri W
Georgetown, TN68 contributions
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Aug 2020 • Family
We got there at 6:30am and the parking lot was half full. We got maybe 15 minutes into our hike heading towards Hidden Lake and looked back and it was a sea of cars and the parking lot was full. So glad we went early. You see more of the wild life coming down the mountain and the sun peaking over . You can't hike the whole trail at this time due to it closing. The fish are spawning and the bears are in that area. You do make it to the over look. This is an easy hike to do. The fist little bit is up but after that it mellows out to the overlook. Make sure you have proper shoes for there is still packed snow in places and you will slide. Smooth sole shoes are not recommended!!
Written August 3, 2020
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vpar4
High Point, NC170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Yes, parking is tough unless you get there before 7AM or after 3:30. Both days we went in the late afternoon, which made for easy parking. It may be tough to do Hidden Lake at that time but with smaller kids, we were not planning the whole hike anyway. We did the first part of the Highline Trail which has great views, but has steep drop offs.
Written August 21, 2021
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We got lucky and found a parking place in the early afternoon, but it took a few minutes.

Park Rangers are there to answer questions and make suggestions, but the building is closed because of Covid.

There are a lot of very informative signs and posters to let you know what you are seeing.

The restrooms are still open.

There is a relatively easy trail to the Hidden Lake Overlook.
Written October 26, 2020
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ravilya2018
Butte, MT37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
There is some real breathtaking views of the glacially carved mountains. The road is narrow with sharp curves I was scared we was me going to go off the edge of the mountain. It was 55°F with a big dark cloud pouring down cold rain. We saw a bicyclist come barrelling down the pass about 40 mph in the cold rain wearing biker shorts and a camelback water harness. That was the silliest thing we saw in GNP.
Written August 25, 2022
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Parker Duncan
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Hiked Highline to the Garden trail and up to the Grinnell glacier. Amazing views. Highly recommend. Strenuous hike if going to glacier. If you choose to go to glacier also recommend Loop trail to get back to Sun road as mostly downhill. 10/10
Written September 22, 2020
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mta1
Carmel, IN16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
A must do attraction in GNP. We hiked a portion of Highline trail and also the Hidden Lake overlook trail. We were there in early Sept on a Friday. We got up very early, arrived at Logan Pass at 7:15am, and the lot was already full! We headed westbound 1/2 mile and parked at a pull off. It only holds about 10 cars, so I'm sure it filled up shortly after we parked.

Although the lot was full, the trail was not very crowded in the morning and both hikes were beautiful. Highly recommend.
Written September 22, 2020
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Allison A
Stuart, FL166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The con’s - parking is truly a nightmare as many of mentioned or this would have gotten a five star review. Not sure what the answer is. I know it would look terrible but parking garage?? It is just a shame that more people can’t enjoy this amazing location. We got lucky finding a spot around 3 pm one day. Another time we got there at 11 AM and no parking and the last time when we wanted to do the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail we left our cabin in Coram at 5:30 AM and arrived at Logan’s Pass at 7:25 AM to get one of the last spots available. The drive was slow due to the 18 miles of torn up roads near Lake McDonald. We got lucky to see Big-Horn Sheep twice. They are positively majestic! We were there the week of July 2nd and a bit surprised that most of the wildflowers were done. There were a few still hanging on but not like some photos I had seen in previous years.
Written July 16, 2023
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db7477
Carlsbad, CA2,502 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
We stopped at Logan Pass twice and drove through four times on the Going to the Sun Road during our visit to Glacier National Park. Logan Pass was definitely a highlight. It was literally pouring on our first day and we drove from the West Entrance around the park to the sunny East side. The plan worked until we returned through Logan Pass. The clouds descended and we crossed in the soup with very poor visibility. The views were awesome when we crossed the next day to hike to St. Mary’s and Virginia Falls.
Written December 21, 2021
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