It’s my birthday today, and I am celebrating in my most anticipated park – Glacier National! How lucky am I?
Glacier National Park actually connects with Waterton National Park up in Alberta and is one of the first Peace Parks, meaning both parks are connected despite being in two different countries with no border control.
We really wanted to make our way to also, but sadly it had to be put on the back burner. Hopefully next time!
We booked 4 nights at a small private campground just outside the park and made daily trips in, which was thankfully just about 15 minutes away.
Glacier National Park’s claim to fame is the Going to the Sun road. It winds up and down mountain passes and takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete the 50 mile drive, if you don’t stop that is – which is basically impossible.
I wish I could accurately describe the views on this road. Mountains, glaciers, deep cavernous valleys filled with waterfalls emptying into the river that connects them all.
This drive itself is full of hairpin turns, winding up and down the peaks. It is to date, the most amazing place I have ever seen (and I have seen some incredible places – but I really am not hard to please).
We split our time between hikes, swimming in glacial run off and trying to slow life down.
It’s been a long hard week moving from place to place, I am appreciating these slow moments more than ever. We have done a TON of driving this past week, we are exhausted.
The kids are thrilled to have a playground, I am thrilled to wash all 6 loads of laundry I had waiting in the RV and Bryan is thrilled to have the opportunity to chat up our “neighbours” even getting a hug on our last day. 😉
Glacier you are going to be hard to beat!
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