Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park

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  • When my wife and I walked on the Swiftcurrent Nature Trail in 2001 we spotted bear markings on trees and heard that it was not the path to tread early or late in the day so we walked it in late mornin...  more »
  • After All These Years, Swiftcurrent Lake, because of its Heavenly Setting, still can bring tears to my eyes. We have been to Many Glacier Valley countless times through the years and in every season e...  more »
  • The hike around the lake is short and flat but very scenic. There are many openings where you can see the lake and surrounding mountains. Keep an eye out for wildlife - we saw a beautiful Snowshoe har...  more »
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  • Beautiful lake. We rented kayaks from the hotel and had the lake pretty much to ourselves that morning. Lake was calm, weather was perfect, views of the surroundings mountains were fantastic. We were there in August, which I think is the best time to go.
  • This is a beautiful lake right next to the Many Glaciers Hotel and right before Lake Josephine. There are a few hikes that you can do that go around it or a ferry that goes across. If you are hiking the Grinnell Glacier hike, you will also pass right next to it. Make sure to bring your binoculars and a camera, and watch for wildlife, it is everywhere.
  • Beautiful lake, but expect to see lots of people and packed parking lots. But at least make the quick stop to check out the lake and falls.
  • A hidden gem in the Glacier National park.
  • A beautiful clear blue lake that reflects the distant mountains perfectly - especially at dawn. The Many Glacier hotel is right on the shoreline and looks out over this gem. Many of the hikes leave from this area as well.
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