Best Glacier Hike
Grinnell Glacier Overlook Trail—Glacier National Park, Montana
Montana’s Glacier National Park has over 700 miles of trails that wind through alpine meadows, across rugged mountains, and if you’re willing to climb high, access to the world’s fast-melting glaciers. From Logan Pass in Glacier National Park, the Highline trail to the Grinnell Glacier Overlook Trail starts with a moderate seven miles of hiking. You’ll reach a junction with a sign for the Grinnell Glacier Overlook trail where you’ll start a steep climb (over 1,000 feet) that leads to a rock outcropping with views of Upper Grinnell Lake and the glacier itself. If you’re feeling ambitious, continue to scramble slightly higher up for literally bird’s eye views of the glacier.