ENCOMPASSING A MILLION ACRES of mountains, lakes, rivers, and epic landscapes carved by gigantic ice flows 20,000 years ago, Glacier National Park is one of the finest wilderness areas in the country.
A park where mountain goats, grizzly bears, moose, and mountain lions roam, it’s home to hugely diverse ecosystems: In the Pacific watershed to the west, the ancient cedar and hemlock trees are so big you’d need to join hands with five friends to wrap your arms around some of them. 30 minutes’ drive east up Going-to-the-Sun Road and you’re in alpine meadows overlooked by craggy peaks. The contrast is surreal, and it makes Glacier an incredible place to visit.
Here are 24 of the most stunning images of the park we’ve come across.