Explore Avalanche Creek
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Added by Jason Hatfield
A glacial blue creek carving through a 500-year-old cedar forest.
Avalanche Creek is one of Glacier National Park's easiest features to access and also one of its most unique. The old-growth cedar forest is home to towering trees, moss-covered boulders, and a rushing stream of glacial water. A small loop trail winds through the lower forest and leads to a bridge with views of a canyon carved by the creek. The best spot to photograph the canyon is at the beginning of the trail to Avalanche Lake; stepping off-trail here allows you to shoot down directly into the canyon.
If you want to spend more time in the area, nearby Avalanche Creek Campground offers 87 sites on a first-come-first-serve basis; but get there early as it fills up quickly.
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