Our Time at Glacier National Park
So excited to be sharing where we stayed, what we did, and everything we saw at Glacier National Park and the surrounding area! We absolutely LOVED Glacier, it was one of the most unreal, awe-inspiring locations we've ever been to and we hope to go back many more times!
Where We Stayed.
The journey to where we stayed was a bit rough at first, we had searched "boondocking" aka dispersed camping spots way ahead of time and thought we had found the perfect place at the top of the Hungry Horse Reservoir, while the location was remote and beautiful, it was NOT going to work with our giant 35 foot RV... let's just say we almost tipped over. Thankfully I had a running list of backup spots one of which was the Goose Head Campground in Martin City, Montana. I am SOOO glad we found this spot! It was not only gorgeous, on a lake and in the serene forest, but close to the west entrance to the Park and close to a little town where we could get cell service/hotspot when we needed to work.
We would've stayed here for a month if we could! 10/10 recommend this camping area whether you are tent camping, RVing, van life, etc.
What We Did and Saw at Glacier National Park
I don't even know where to begin this! there were so many incredible things that we saw, you truly cant go wrong here. there are hikes for the avid long-distance hiker i.e Blake and completely feasible options for short-distance hikers like myself! Here are the top Hikes we either did or had on our list to do that were just incredible!
1. Hidden Lake Overlook - Kid-friendly and gorgeous!
2. Fishercap Lake - Redrock Falls we LOVED the Redrock area! We ate lunch here and absolutely recommend it - also kid-friendly.
3. St. Mary and Virginia Falls - This one was our absolute favorite. We spent the day here, saw wildlife, all the falls, and just enjoyed the serenity. If you do ONE hike do this one! - Also Kid-friendly.
4. Highline Trail - Definitely one I did not participate in because of the length and difficulty. But I heard the views were incredible.
If you're not a hiker we also recommend driving and stopping at every viewpoint along Going To the Sun road it is so beautiful and every stop is worth it. There are signs for some smaller hikes where you can walk into a more secluded area and get views that are off the beaten path, watch out for those and if you have the time, have a picnic there, which is what we did!
Overall, Glacier National Park has officially made itself a favorite spot in our hearts. We will certainly be going back here as much as we can. Anything you choose to do here will be a success, visit the town and the small restaurants. The Hungry Horse Dam is also a beautiful sight and worth the visit! The best times to visit are summer (though very busy) and early fall- which is when we were there the leaves are turning and the air is crisp, just be ready for some cold as well!
- Blake and Aleja (and Everest)