Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park

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Avalanche Lake is located in Glacier National Park, in the U. S. state of Montana. Avalanche Lake is southwest of Bearhat Mountain and receives meltwater from Sperry Glacier. Avalanche Lake is a hike from the trailhead along the Trail of the Cedars.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The Avalanche Lake hike was one of the best hikes our group had. We'd had an arduous hike the day before and were looking forward to an easy hike after our white water rafting. The early part of the p...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Don't pass up a chance to hike to Avalanche lake, but remember a towel so you can wade or swim. Four visible waterfalls were feeding this lake when we were there, spectacular views, super cold water. ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    You walk along the creek to get there wih really great little rapids and falls. Then it is Forrest before it opens up to the lovely pale blue lake fed by the glacier above. You can take the trail furt...  more »

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Where to stay in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park offers a wealth of accommodation options right inside the park. You can stake a tent in one of theĀ campgrounds or choose from a handful of rustic lodges and chalets. Rooms fill up quickly at these, so make reservations as far in advance as possible (up to a year ahead). A few inns, motels, and lodges sit around the St. Mary's Lakes by the park's northeast boundary, but staying in Whitefish on the western side is a better choice if you prefer to be in a Montana mountain town. Here you'll find homey inns and lodges, economy motels, and a wide range of restaurants. You'll find additional inns and motels as you drive east along Route 2 toward the park's entrance.
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