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Tough but phenomenal hike!

This hike is well marked. It has stunning views of Grinnell Lake, surrounding mountains and valleys... read more

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Dallas, United States
Take the boat to shorten the hiking distance to the glacier

Some family members embarked on the trek to Grinnell Glacier July 2019. We are aged 25-60, all... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

This hike is well marked. It has stunning views of Grinnell Lake, surrounding mountains and valleys and of course the glacier at the end. If you take the boat, you shave off a few miles, but beware that those are the EASY (aka flat) miles...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Some family members embarked on the trek to Grinnell Glacier July 2019. We are aged 25-60, all varying degrees of fitness. We all were able to secure walk-up tickets for round-trip on both of the boat tours/shuttles across Swiftcurrent Lake & Lake Josephine. We got...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We hiked the 1 mile Grinnel overlook trail off of the highline trail. My husband, 8 yr old daughter and I are all fit people and this ascent was hard and even a little scary at times. Pretty much everyone had to stop and take...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located in the heart of GNP, this glacier is estimated to be around until 2030 but may go before then depending upon global warming. GNP once had 150 glaciers and now it has 25 active glaciers. The hike to Grinnell is almost 8 miles, while...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike was the highlight of our recent trip to Glacier National Park. Even in early July, snow blocked the trail about 3.5 miles in - ranger-guided hikes start later in the month, when more of the snow is melted. But the part that we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A road trip like no other! The 53 mile trek from the Apgar Village to the opposite end, left me stunned from so much beauty in one place. We arrived around 08:30, and the entrance gates were filling fast. We toured Glacier National Park at...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank EagleGlobeNAnchor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I encourage anyone to visit this beautiful Glacier National Park and go see Grinnel Glacier. It is breathtakingly beautiful. If you can't hike long trails you can still see glaciers by taking a red car on the Going to the Sun road and get some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Betty S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The snow fields made it possible to get to the glacier overview if you had sturdy boots, hiking poles and a good sense of balance. I was out running the trail, and my shoes were not sufficient. Still, I got to the snowfields, and the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank sschafe5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got reservations for the boat ride, well worth it! We drifted past beautiful mountain vistas, took a short walk to the next lake and boated to the dock on the far side were we picked up the trail to the glacier. Near the top...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Lindamomof6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 4 (with 16 and 13 yr olds) hiked to Grinnell glacier in July. We enjoy hiking, but don't get to do it a lot. The hike was very challenging, but absolutely worth it! The scenery was breathtaking; we saw a variety of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from momoone | Reviewed this property |
My family took the 2 PM yesterday and hiked to Grinnell Lake with the guide. We were back at the Hotel dock around 6:30. Normally, I think you would be back around 6, but the return boat was full, so we had to wait for the... More