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Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Hiking Trail
A challenging hike will allow you to see Grinnell Glacier, probably the most famous and certainly the most photographed glacier within the park. You'll be able to see the glacier best if you take the trailhead that is just over 5 mi (8 km) long, with 1,600 ft (480 m) of elevation gain. Most of the hike will take place along watery areas, where mosquitos thrive in warm weather. Dress appropriately and be sure to bring plenty of bug repellent. Plan to visit Grinnell Glacier during your Glacier National Park vacation using our convenient Glacier National Park route maker tool.
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  • With Grinnell Glacier access restricted (Covid), we accessed via the Highline trail (Logan Pass visitor center), climbed to the Grinnell Overlook (via Garden Wall trail), and returned via the Loop...  more »
  • We were able to see the beautiful scenery by air. The lake was an amazing blue. Sadly the glacier itself was much smaller than expected. We were told to come back in spring when more snow from.....  more »
  • A stunning glacier on the northeast side of the Garden Wall with an intensely turquoise tarn.
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