Glacier National Park Photography
Looking for a fun, nature-filled vacation for the family for your upcoming vacation? I have a great place for you with some great picture opportunities! In the northern part of Montana, you can explore the amazing Glacier National Park! The park entrance fee is $30 (as of 2019) and lasts for 7 days. It’s always a good idea to start the day off early and get there at 9 am right when the park opens so you can miss some of the bigger crowds that come all through the afternoon. I went with my mom and two younger sisters for a girls trip to Glacier National Park and we had a blast exploring through the park. We went at the end of August and the weather was perfect! It was cool enough to make quite a few hikes through the day while wearing t-shirts and pants.
Here were a few of my favorite places to stop in Glacier National Park. I really loved the lookout right after the Trail of the Cedars Nature Trail and before the Weeping Wall. It has a large area to walk around and to get a great shot of the Oberlin and Clements mountains. There were a lot of really cool rock towers (cairn) that added an element of depth to the photograph in the foreground.
My second favorite stop in Glacier National Park was the Rising Sun trail! There are beautiful rocks and to climb around and a view of Saint Mary’s Lake with the glaciers in the background that is breathtaking! For the first image, I got right next to the water’s edge in order to get the cool perspective of the reflecting mountains in the lake. I didn’t have a tripod with me so I just balanced the camera on a rock. I also heard great things about Lake McDonald, Avalanche Creek, and the Logan Pass but we weren’t able to stop. Go out and have some fun with the family to enjoy Glacier National Park and the awesome photography opportunities you will find along the ride.