Glacier National Park Photo & Visiting Tips

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Glacier National Park Photo & Visiting Tips

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If you're looking for outstanding opportunities for both outdoor photography and recreation, Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana ought to be on your list. The park's one million plus acres includes spectacular mountains and lakes, 700 miles of trails and a variety of ecosystems, from sub-alpine tundra to dense forests reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest.

Glacier is also home to one of the most spectacular scenic drives in the world, the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Bisecting the heart of the park, the 50 mile drive crosses the Continental Divide at Logan Pass, a great spot for a hike to photograph plants and wildlife not seen in many other parts of the U.S. The trail to Hidden Lake overlook is popular and busy, but is still a good spot to get photos of ptarmigan and mountain goats. The sub-alpine habitat at higher elevations is extremely fragile, so be sure to stay on the boardwalk or other maintained trails.

Almost every pull-out along the road provides photo ops, but my personal favorites are near the eastern end of the drive. Take the turnoff to Sun Point and walk a short distance for great views of St. Mary Lake and the surrounding peaks.

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