Enjoy the Outdoors at Glacier National Park
Explore the great outdoors with a day at Glacier National Park. This park is much more than a bunch of trees and trails, it's about lakes, wildlife, scenery and relaxing. There are many ways to see the sights and sounds of Glacier National Park, so take your pick and enjoy your day.
Boat tours are a great way to see areas of the park that visitors may otherwise not see. Guided boat tours will take guests deep into the park where you'll visit Two Medicine, Many Glacier, Lake McDonald and Rising Sun. Some of the tours also offer guided hikes at three of the areas. If you're not excited about touring the Glacier National Park by boat, then try one of the Sun Tours. These are interpretive tours in air-conditioned window coaches with the highlight being the Blackfeet culture.
Want a little more excitement? Try the horseback rides or the guided hiking trips. Horseback rides are available in the park at Lake McDonald and Many Glaciers. The guided hiking trips are day hiking and backpacking trips into the backcountry of Glacier National Park. The park offers many opportunities to visitors of all experience levels to enjoy the country and all that it has to offer.
One of the attractions at Glacier National Park that draws a large number of visitors is the Goat Lick Overlook. With Goats traveling as far as four miles or more to reach the areas of the park that contain the gray clay minerals the mountain goats and other animals crave, visitors may have a chance to view the mountain goats at the overlook. What is known as the Goat Lick is an exposed Roosevelt Fault and the mountain goats travel to the four licks throughout the year. From the parking are visitors need to take a short hike to the observation stand that overlooks the Middle For of the Flathead River. From this overlook, visitors can peer down to watch the goats, and maybe have a show of horns as goats compete for dominance of the best licking area. Visitors may have a better chance of seeing the mountain goats arrive at the licking area during dawn and dusk, although goats do use the area throughout the day hours.
If you still have energy after trying out these different activities then the park has plenty of other opportunities for you to keep going throughout the day. Visitors to the park will find plenty of opportunity to try their hand at fishing in the lakes or the river. If you'd like another quiet activity, Glacier National Park also has a list of birds and mammals that you may have the opportunity to see why enjoying your day at the park.
After you've enjoyed a day in the great outdoors of Glacier National Park, take a few minutes and stop by the Grocery and Gift shops available in the park at Lake McDonald, Rising Sun, Apgar, Many Glacier and Two Medicine. There's no better way to end a great trip than with a souvenir.