Arriving at 6,640-foot Logan Pass, the highest point in Glacier National Park accessible by road, visitors will be struck by the diadem of towering mountains – Reynolds, Clements, Canon, and Oberlin, to name a few of the dozen prominent peaks, all of which preside over a kaleidoscope of wildflowers that carpet an alpine basin straddling the Continental Divide.
As the summer progresses, a spray of yellow glacier lilies pushing up through the snow is quickly replaced by a tenacious array of alpine plants that have adapted to a harsh, but beautiful, habitat.
Mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and the occasional grizzly bear lope through the meadows – and even the visitor center’s parking lot – offering spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities.
Logan Pass is extremely popular with visitors and the parking lot is generally full between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Consider visiting this destination by using the free shuttles to avoid the restrictive parking (see our transportation section), or plan to visit early or late in the day if possible.
The dawn light on the mountains provide excellent photographic opportunities, and the chances to see wildlife are greater before the crowds arrive.
Hiking the area’s most popular trails, the Hidden Lake trail and the Highline trail, is the perfect way to build an appetite for a late supper back at camp or your hotel.
For more ambitious hikers eager to bag a peak, try the steep climb to Mount Oberlin, whose saddle connects to majestic Clements Mountain.