Grinnell Lake Trail, Glacier National Park

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#10 of 13 in Trails in Glacier National Park
Grinnell Lake is located in Glacier National Park, in the U. S. state of Montana. Named after George Bird Grinnell, the lake has an opaque turquoise appearance from the rock flour (silt) which is transported to the lake from Grinnell Glacier. Grinnell Lake is accessible via the Grinnell Glacier Trail and is 3.2mi from the Many Glacier Hotel.
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  • It was a 4 mile hike roundtrip. It was fairly easy but there is some uneven surfaces so probably the reason for the moderate trail classification. The colors, waterfall and mountains around the lake a...  more »
  • Don't get me wrong. The Lake is nice. But the experience of getting there is far better. There are two ways to get to Lake Grinnell - a hike originating at Many Glacier Hotel and a hike off the end of...  more »
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  • Walk up there. You will never be sorry for making the effort. Breathtaking natural beauty. Watch out for snow too early in the season.
  • An absolutely stunning glacial lake. Hike either to the lake along the easier trail or take the high route to the Grinnell Glacier. Beautiful either way!

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