Swiftcurrent Falls, Glacier National Park

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Enjoy a scenic boat ride on Swiftcurrent Falls or make use of picnic spots and well-maintained nature trails that ring its shoreline. Surrounded by towering mountain peaks, this picturesque glacial lake lies at 1,487 m (4,878 ft) above sea level. The hotel on the east shore provides spectacular views, and serves as a nucleus for many hiking trails that head up into the mountains. If you cast a fishing rod from the lakeshore, you can hope to catch a decent-sized brook trout. Arrange to visit Swiftcurrent Falls and other attractions in Glacier National Park using our Glacier National Park travel itinerary planner.
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  • Easy hike around the lake and then tot he falls moderate.Extremely beautiful with sights of animals - grizzly with her cubs, mountain goat and moose on the hillside 
    Easy hike around the lake and then tot he falls moderate.Extremely beautiful with sights of animals - grizzly with her cubs, mountain goat and moose on the hillside  more »
  • You can see the iconic Many Glacier view in the Swiftcurrent lake, there is a hike along the Swiftcurrent lake, or you can take the boat tour in this lake, but the tour is just about 10-15 min, you... 
    You can see the iconic Many Glacier view in the Swiftcurrent lake, there is a hike along the Swiftcurrent lake, or you can take the boat tour in this lake, but the tour is just about 10-15 min, you...  more »
  • We didn’t end up completing this trail, it’s long and not so easy. There are some very pretty sights though! 
    We didn’t end up completing this trail, it’s long and not so easy. There are some very pretty sights though!  more »
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  • This waterfall is very close to the entrance of the many glaciers campsite. You need to get off road a little bit and get close to a cliff to see it. With the peaks revealing themselves in the background, it can be really breathtaking.
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