Glacier National Park Montana Fall Photo Tour

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Glacier National Park Fall Photo Tour @montanahappy.com

Fall. Such a beautiful time of the year. Visiting the State Parks during this time is one of the best trips you can give yourself. I was lucky enough to plan a visit to Glacier National Park Montana the last week of September and I’m so glad I went.

“Far away in Montana, hidden from view from clustering mountain peaks, lies an unmapped northwestern corner – the Crown of the Continent. The water from crusted snowdrift which caps the peak of a lofty mountain there trickles into tiny rills, which hurry along north, south, east and west, and growing rivers, at last pour their currents into three seas. From this mountain peak the Pacific and the Arctic oceans and the Gulf of Mexico receive each its tribute. Here is a land of striking scenery.” – George Bird Grinnell, The Century Magazine 1901

Well George, not much has changed since 1901, Glacier National Park Montana is just as gorgeous as ever. If you need proof, just take the journey along with me. You’ll be glad you did.

It’s time to begin our road trip. You’ll need shoes for hiking, snacks and you’re sense of wonder…

Glacier National Park Entrance Sign @montanahappy.com

If you’re feeling any sort of tension, it’s time to take a deep breath and let it all out.

Glacier National Park Fall Photo Tour @montanahappy.com

Let’s make a quick stop at Middle Fork Flathead River…

Middle Fork Flathead River in Glacier National Park @montanahappy.com Middle Fork Flathead River at Glacier National Park @montanahappy.com

A visit at Lake McDonald Lodge always rejuvenates the soul. They’re closed for the season, but it’s still a great place to take pictures.  Lake McDonald Lodge has been around since 1913, you don’t want to miss stopping there while you’re in Glacier National Park Montana!

Lake McDonald Lodge Glacier National Park @montanahappy.com

Here’s Lake McDonald Lodge crowned with autumn jewels…

Lake McDonald Lodge Glacier National Park @montanahappy.com

Grayson looking so adorable in her tartan outfit – ready to go exploring…

Grayson in her Tartan Dress @montanahappy.com

Yes, it’s really that beautiful…

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I love the lighting this time of year…

Lake McDonald Lodge Glacier National Park @montanahappy.com

The cabins you can rent at Lake McDonald Lodge…

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Time to continue on our journey…

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Thank goodness we brought along some snacks. Dining in pure magic…

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Now that we’ve had a little nourishment, it’s time for a little hike…

Trail of the Cedars Glacier National Park @montanahappy.com Trail of the Cedars Glacier National Park @montanahappy.com

Look at this gorgeous tree root…

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Don’t forget to take a look into the sky…

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Avalanche Creek – it’s an easy hike and definitely worth the time…

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Let’s continue on our journey further in Glacier National Park Montana…it’s beauty never ceases to amaze me.

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Yes, I really did get this picture…perfect timing…

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It’s time to continue on to the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This road is approximately 50 miles long with winding hairpin turns. I’m so thankful I wasn’t driving! I heard that before this road opens in June, bicyclists are able to ride down it in the moonlight. Uh…while as romantic as that sounds, I don’t think I have that kind of courage. I salute those who do it though!

Going-to-the-Sun Road Glacier National Park @montanahappy.com Going-to-the-Sun Road Glacier National Park @montanahappy.com

Here’s The Weeping Wall – it’s very difficult to get a picture of this area because there aren’t any stops. Because it’s fall, there was a lot less water…

The Weeping Wall Glacier National Park @montanahappy.com

We’ve now made it to Logan Pass. This can be the most difficult area to snowplow in the spring, with up to 80 feet of snow!

Logan Pass Glacier National Park @montanahappy.com

Well, this was worth the trip…

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It’s time to head back down the Going-to-the-Sun Road…

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Can you feel the magic?…

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There is something so beautiful about autumn leaves in water…

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Last chance to soak in all the beauty that Glacier National Park Montana has to offer…

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I think you’re starting to realize that part of the world is a must-see…

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Goodbye Glacier National Park Montana, you’ve stolen my heart…

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For your own embroidered pillow, you can purchase one here. Please let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed the photo tour through Glacier National Park. For more information about places to visit while you are in the area, check out Moon Handbooks 

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Glacier National Park Fall Photo Tour @montanahappy.com

4 Comments

Anne

Thank you for sharing those! We visited Glacier twice already but never during fall. May happen in September 2017 though!

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