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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  • This was my 3rd favorite hike I did. I was worried about hiking, and forgot to buy bear spray, so I was going to do the ranger led hike. I couldn't figure out were to meet as the trail head is off the...  more »
  • We had limited time in glacier ( IN July) and had our 10 year old and my 80 year old father in law with us, so we needed a hike that was not difficult or too long ( About 6 miles round trip). The firs...  more »
  • Hiked in peak season in August, before the fires. Took the shuttle bus from Apgar Village. Good move because parking is tight at the trailhead. The hike is about 500 ft elevation gain to a very nice l...  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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