Logan Pass, Glacier National Park

4.7
#1 of 75 in Nature in Montana
Cutting through the Rocky Mountains inside Glacier National Park Logan Pass sits along the Continental Divide at an elevation of 2,026 m (6,646 ft). The pass, the highest point in the park accessible by car, is home to grizzly bears, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep as well as wildflowers, glacier lilies, and alpine plants. Two popular hiking trails connect at the pass, so you can continue your ascent on foot if you like. Check at the visitor center at the top of the pass for information on hiking trails and possible wildlife activity. Bring snacks, as there is nowhere to buy food. Be prepared for heavy crowds during the peak summer season; you can board a free shuttle bus to avoid trying to find a parking spot at the top. Plan to visit Logan Pass and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Glacier National Park attractions using our Glacier National Park trip builder app .
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  • You want to get up and get there early, the parking lot really fills up. We were up by 8:30 AM and got to park near the front. You won't be able to hike to hidden lake without poles in late June or go...  more »
  • as other reviewers say the parking here is horrendous because it is the only big visitor center plus people park and walk on long trails so are there for hours. and it is not even the best spot in the...  more »
  • At 6,640 feet, Logan Pass marks the high point of Going-to-the-Sun Road and the highest elevation in the park you can reach by car. The pass offers beautiful views of Reynolds Mountain and Clements Mo...  more »
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  • You may wait upwards of an hour or more just to park, and its a bit of a bloodbath. Plan on this and you may bet lucky, but at least you won't annoyed and disappointed. You could consider driving to a shuttle stop elsewhere on the Going to the Sun Road and taking the shuttle the rest of the way. Logan Pass has a beautiful view of much of the park and thanks to the limited parking, it never gets mind-bogglingly crowded. Take the short hike to the Lake viewpoint and you will probably view some mountain goats, though we didn't. It's worth the hike all the way to the lake to allow the crowd to fall behind or disperse a bit and get some peace.
  • Great place, amazing views. Only reason it doesn't get 5/5 is because of parking. For such a great destination I'd expect a bit more parking room. Many trails to hike and explore...Truly beautiful experience.
  • One of the most beautiful places in the United States, it's breath taking experience!
  • It was pretty Smoky when I visited but still definitely worth the trip! Going-to-the-Sun Road is absolutely gorgeous. Breathtaking scenery beautifully engineered Road and lots of fun to drive. Once you get to Logan pass there is a large parking lot usually kind of fool good bathrooms drinking fountains and lots of beautiful hiking trails. Head up early in the morning if you want to see wildlife. The ground squirrels and other small Wildlife are very friendly due to visitors feeding them. Take the hike to Hidden Lake Lookout they will come right up to your hand.
  • Beautiful drive and location. Mountains on all sides. Nice snow covered hiking definitely recommended. Just have good boots and a firm footing.

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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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