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Stunning Views

Took the boat ride from Many Glacier to Grinnell Lake and it was beautiful. Bring your binoculars... read more

Reviewed yesterday
scooze2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Gorgeous hike

We did this hike with two girls (age 10 and 12). Both are lacrosse players, but not hikers. They... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mmerola22
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A large glacier offering 300 acres of beauty.
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Glacier National Park, MT
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Reviewed yesterday

Took the boat ride from Many Glacier to Grinnell Lake and it was beautiful. Bring your binoculars because we spotted two grizzlies and a black bear on the mountain as we were ferrying over to hike. The Grinnell Lake boat ride and hike is only...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did this hike with two girls (age 10 and 12). Both are lacrosse players, but not hikers. They managed the trail with no complaints. We visited Glacier NP and hiked the trail during a heat wave (mid-90s) and saw many hiking without snacks and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

wow. it'll take a few hours up the mountain but maybe longer when you keep stopping to take pictures of the beautiful views, espec of Grinnell lake. We saw moose and bear from afar. Last push is over the top and down to the lake....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the best part of our trip! After horseback riding for 2 hours in the morning around cracker lake flats, we hiked from the Many Glacier hotel to Grinnell on the east-southeastern side of swiftcurrent lake. We saw Mountain goats, bighorn sheep, a grizzly...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The glaciers in Glacier NP are getting smaller due to the global warming. We drove far away from Washington state where we had abundant glaciers to Glacier NP to hike. This hiking trip was stunning even for people from WA state. We took the 8:30am...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We hiked to Grinnell Glacier a week ago ... A must do if at GNP. We saw moose swimming in Lake Josephine and Lake Grinnell. A mountain goat and baby were on our trail and a herd of bighorn sheep were grazing near the upper...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a tough hike but worth it! My son (15) and I did this hike in about 6 hours from Many Glacier Hotel, including a long stop at the Glacier, and another long stop at the boat dock by Lake Josephine. They say the glaciers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this hike. Once the first turquoise lake comes into view it's hard to take your eyes off it! We took the boat across Lake Josephine (unnecessary and overpriced; it's 2 miles of flat trail each way from the lodge to the trailhead) to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently did the Grinnell Glacier hike during our trip to Glacier, and found it to be one of the absolute most stunning hikes we’ve ever been on. The views from up top are amazing, but it’s a beautiful hike all along...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My pregnant wife (5+ months) and I did this hike in early August. It was 10.7 miles and got pretty strenuous a couple times. The lake views (Swiftcurrent, Josephine, Lower Grinnell, and upper Grinnell) were fantastic! There were plenty of waterfalls and a few weeping...More

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hulagirl9999
August 10, 2018|
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Response from Mary_K_Easley | Reviewed this property |
Going to the sun road is a must do! If you’re going to do a hike I would do the Grinnell glacier hike or the Highline Trail! If you have time, a Red Bus tour is an excellent way to see Going to the Sun road! We spent three... More
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keane s
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Suzanne D | Reviewed this property |
Took me 4.25 hours there and 3 back. If you don’t take the boats over 2 lakes and hike from lodge it is approximately 11miles round trip. I am 65 and made it. Beautiful hike.. I would call it strenuous. Best hike in park.
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Matt B
August 5, 2018|
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Response from Jake W | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The parking lot was on its way to filling up when we got there at 8AM on a Saturday. When we came down off the mountain, we couldn’t believe how many cars were parked in the area.
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