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Glacier National Park has one of the most majestic and unique mountain ranges in all of the National Parks. Glacier is well known for its iconic mountains and wildlife.

A great place to see the mountains and the wildlife is on the Going To The Sun Road. This road leads through the middle of the park where it goes up above treeline. The drive takes you to an amazing view of the mountain range where you can see wildlife such as mountain goats and bighorn sheep. At the top of the road, there is a visitor center where you can stop and enjoy the view. Keep in mind this road won't open until mid to late June and closes in September. 

Another fantastic photo spot is at Wild Goose Island. This is a very scenic area in the park with Wild Goose Island sitting in the middle of Saint Mary Lake, and the mountains of Glacier National Park in the background. I would recommend getting to Goose Island early in the morning to catch the first rays of light at sunrise. At sunset, Lake McDonald is an amazing place when the golden light hits the mountain side. Hopefully, you will be lucky enough to witness some of the wildlife that Glacier has to offer including black bears, grizzly bears, moose, white tail deer, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and many more.

If you are going to Glacier National Park, I would highly recommend taking a day trip to Waterton Lakes National Park. This park is connected to Glacier, but is across the Canadian border. Just be sure to pack your passport, otherwise you will be denied entry. Waterton has a small town and harbor that is located below the picturesque Prince of Wales hotel. 

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