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Looking Glass Hill Road

A Glacier National Park Scenic Drive — A Real Cliffhanger

Mileage10 miles (17 km)
DurationThe duration is an estimate of a one-way drive and does not include any stops or side-trips.18 minutes
SeasonsThe seasons listed are the best seasons for this scenic drive. If Winter is not mentioned, the road may be closed during the winter.Spring, Summer, and Fall
RoadwaysLooking Glass Hill Road
Forest PassesSome of the adventures on this scenic drive require an admission fee that these passes cover. Please read the drive description for more information.America the Beautiful Annual Pass
ServicesThe cities or towns listed have either Food or Services such as gas, hotels, pharmacies, etc.East Glacier Park, MT, and Browning, MT
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Although a short drive, this route is a visual wonder. Starting in Kiowa off of US-98 and traveling to East Glacier Park, the road winds over and around miles of rolling green hills. At the peak of each hill you are awarded with long panoramic views in every direction, the absence of any man-made structures fascinating. There is no one must-see feature that plays a starring role in this drive. It is the sheer simple breathtaking beauty of nature. Each twist and turn reveals an incredible view and you quickly learn why they call it Big Sky Country. Seemingly endless views to the horizon, groves of quirky aspen trees, the occasional rocky outcrop and roaming cows all framed by glaciers in the distance.

The rolling hills from Looking Glass Hill
The rolling hills from Looking Glass Hill

Near the end of the road, follow the signs towards Two Medicine Lake (H1) within Glacier National Park, where hiking trails, waterfalls, and outstanding views are not to be missed. Hikes include Twin Falls, an easy 3.8 miles with 75 foot elevation gain and the 5 mile Upper Two Medicine Lake Trail culminating at the foot of the Continental Divide. Boat tours and rentals are offered on the serene, picturesque lake and these hikes can be combined with a cruise cutting some of the hiking distance and adding to the adventure.

From here, explore the Going to the Sun Road or head south on US-89 to Yellowstone National Park.

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