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The Best Camping in Glacier

Looking for the best camping in Glacier? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Glacier. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Glacier

  • West Glacier, Montana

    Snyder Lakes, Glacier NP

    5.0
    8.81 mi / 2060 ft gain
    Starting out at the Sperry Trailhead, adjacent to Lake McDonald Lodge, climb along the trail until you see the branch off to your left for Snyder Lakes.  Continue climbing through wooded trees with glimpses of the surrounding mountains until reaching the lower lake.  There is not much for a trail...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Explore Avalanche Creek

    5.0
    0.7 mi
    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 bri...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Camp at Sprague Creek Campground on Lake McDonald

    4.5
    Ten miles long and nearly 500 feet deep, Lake McDonald, the largest lake in Glacial National Park. Sprague Creek is a small 25-site campground on the northeast shore of the lake, about 9 miles from the west entrance of the park. Campsites are on a first-come, first-serve basis and fill up early....
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Backpack to Lincoln Lake

    16.75 mi / 3747 ft gain
    It's a 1600 ft slow increase in elevation. You can walk around the loose rocks going around the lake for an additional 2 miles of hiking. There is a back-country campground at the base of the glacier-fed lake and an amazing waterfall at the opposite end of the of the campground. To camp overnig...
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  • Browning, Montana

    The Garden Wall

    15.16 mi / 3944 ft gain
    The Garden Wall Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near West Glacier, Montana.
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  • Browning, Montana

    Granite Park via Highline Trail

    11.54 mi / 1466 ft gain
    Granite Park via Highline Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Siyeh Bend, Montana.
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Lake McDonald Backcountry SUP Camping

    4.0
    Paddle across gorgeous Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park to a secluded rocky beach for the day, or stay the night at the backcountry camp site just 20 steps from the water. Leave the car just one mile down from Sprague Creek Campground at the pull-off, and SUP, kayak, or canoe across the la...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Harrison Lake

    15.3 mi / 1076 ft gain
    Harrison Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near West Glacier, Montana.
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Backpack from Glacier NP to Waterton Lakes NP

    5.0
    25 mi
    Day 1: This gorgeous backpacking adventure begins at the Packer's Roost trailhead, which is almost halfway between West and East Glacier on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This trailhead is marked on the highway before you get to the "Loop." It's a quick left turn so keep your eyes peeled as you pass ...
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Granite Park to Flattop Mountain Trail

    27.54 mi / 6325 ft gain
    Granite Park to Flattop Mountain Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lake Mc Donald, Montana.
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  • West Glacier, Montana

    Continental Divide Trail to Fifty Mountain Shelter

    32.7 mi / 14022 ft gain
    Continental Divide Trail to Fifty Mountain Shelter is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Siyeh Bend, Montana.
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  • Browning, Montana

    Camp at Many Glacier Campground in Glacier National Park

    5.0
    Enjoy one of Glacier National Park's best campgrounds, Many Glacier Campground, which you can reach on the east side of the Continental Divide. Directions: Travel to the east side of the park, and take highway 89 to the town of Babb. From Babb, drive west, reenter the park, and arrive at the Many...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Ptarmigan to Helen Lake, Elizabeth Lake, Cosley Lake, Stoney Indian Pass, and Waterton Valley Trail

    39.95 mi / 6404 ft gain
    Ptarmigan Trail to Helen Lake, Elizabeth Lake, Cosley Lake, Stoney Indian Pass, and Waterton Valley Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Babb, Montana.
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  • Browning, Montana

    Backpack the Continental Divide in Glacier NP

    4.0
    33.4 mi / 5257 ft gain
    Park your car at the Two Medicine North Shore Trailhead, and take a National Park Shuttle (if they are running during the season--they stop around Labor Day in September) or set up a private shuttle service to St. Mary and the Red Eagle Trailhead (only ~$10-20 bucks a person).The first day from t...
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  • Glacier County, Montana

    Triple Divide Pass Trail to Red Eagle Lake

    29.22 mi / 5499 ft gain
    A couple of notes to keep in mind before you start... this is a loop that takes you to a different part of the park so you will either need two vehicles (one for the pickup spot and one to take you to the trailhead) or you will need to hitchhike back to you drop off vehicle. Also you will need to...
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  • Kiowa, Montana

    Medicine Grizzly to Triple Divide Pass

    12.99 mi / 843 ft gain
    Medicine Grizzly to Triple Divide Pass is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near East Glacier Park Village, Montana.
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