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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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  • Counting awesomeness per kilometer this trail has got to be up there with the best. Not too challenging, 2-3 hours roundtrip if you're reasonably fit and views to die for around every other corner. It...  more »
  • The views were amazing, and the hike was fairly easy. There was a good amount of elevation for a small portion (1/4) of the total trail, but the trail was well maintained and accessible.  more »
  • Terrific hike. Moderate vertical at the start and great waterfalls enroute to the lake. About 2.1 miles from parking one-way. Highly recommend.  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 the 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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