My boyfriend and I (early 20s) plan on spending about 3 full days and 3 nights in Glacier before heading to Banff. We are both in good shape and enjoy full, busy days of vacation :) here is our itinerary so far:
Day 1: driving,arrive at St. Mary's campground in the evening.
Day 2: wake early to start on Going to the Sun Road. Along with stops along the way, we plan on doing the Hidden lake overlook trail and the trail to Avalanche lake. Camp at either Fish Creek or Apgar campground.
Day 3: hike the highline loop. I have seen very different explanations of this trail, with some saying it is mostly flat with a few difficult parts and some saying the entire way is hard. Can someone give me an accurate description? Will 2 fit,young adults have a problem with this trail? Also, is it better to start at the loop or at Logan pass? If we arrive to either by 8:00 a.m I wouldn't expect parking to be a problem.... later in the evening we plan to drive to Many glacier area and camp there.
Day 4: another early day, catching the boat for the Grinnell glacier hike. I feel we may be a bit tired from the previous day, but read the guided hike to Grinnell glacier lasts about 8 hours, so I am assuming it is at a somewhat slower pace and will not be too challenging. Then, that evening we plan on driving up to Waterton and staying at the Townsite there.
I should note all of our campsites will be reserved.
Does this itinerary seem ok? Thank you in advance for answers.