Glacier National Park

West Side—Glacier National Park
Location: northeast of Kalispell, Montana
Length of visit: full day
Major draws: Scenic views, wildlife
Strenuosity: 4 out of 10
Cost/Fees: $30 per vehicle or free with America the Beautiful pass
Additional considerations: High elevation, bear country
Description: A busy 4-mile hike roundtrip that climbs to scenic Avalanche Lake is our favorite hike on the west side of Logan Pass. The dirt road to access Bowman Lake north of West Glacier can be heavily trafficked.