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Glacier National Park
A Trip to Many Glacier Lodge

Many Glacier Lodge in Glacier National Park

A friend and I recently took a trip in Glacier National Park, and it was a trip that we will long remember.

We started our ride at Lake Mc Donald Lodge, which is not too far into the park, {West Glacier Entrance}. We had reservations on one of the Big Red Busses, a generous gift to us from friends.

These red busses are 25 feet long and easily seat 17 passengers. They have a canvas top which was rolled back so that we were able to look up at the high peaks, while feeling the breeze and sun on our faces. Many of the passengers stood up at times, with their heads and arms above the cross bars to take pictures. What a lovely ride!

Our trip took us along the famous "Going To The Sun Road ". At every turn there were gasps of amazement at the beauty of the scenery. We had never seen mountains like these. They seemed to touch the sky, and had been carved out by huge glaciers in the past.

Two places that I will long remember, are Heavens Peak and St. Mary Lake, both are so beautiful. St Mary Lake is ten miles long with a tiny island out in the middle called Wild Goose Island. There are so many beautiful mountains and smaller lakes, it was hard to decide on a favorite.

We stopped at the Logan Pass visitors center. This very scenic spot sits on the Continental Divide. It made us proud to see the fluttering flags of both the United States and Canada. We took many pictures here.

Once again, back on the bus and on our way to Many Glacier. As we drove into the Lodge we drove along Swiftcurrent Lake. A very scenic lake which is filled with the waters from five valleys.

Mount gould and Many Glacier Falls

We had a dramatic view of Mt. Gould from here. We ate lunch at Many Glacier Lodge and looked out at panoramic beauty. The Ptarmigan Dining Room serves both continental and American cuisine. They have a breakfast buffet and lunch as well as dinner.

Inside view of Many Glacier Lodge

As we walked into this rustic but very comfortable Lodge we felt as if we were in a Swiss Alpine Mountain hide away. This lovely lodge was built in 1914 and 1915, and is the largest hotel in Glacier National Park with 208 comfortable rooms. These rooms are on five levels, all with Alpine views. There are also some suites with two rooms and balconies. All rooms and restaurants are non smoking. There is a massive lobby with comfortable seating to watch the scenery or visit with others. It’s a perfect place to sit by the fire and write home to those who will want to enjoy this for themselves, after hearing from you.

We were told that most visitors have the pleasure of seeing mountain goats, big horned sheep, and bears around this area, but since it was such a beautiful sunny day with hikers coming and going steady, may be why we didn’t see any.

We can only advise everyone who can, to take this beautiful trip. And if you are up to it and time is on your side, enjoy one of the several hikes in the area or catch a ride on one of the boat trips available in Glacier National Park.

A trip to Many Glacier Lodge by Verna Parks.