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Montana’s Glacier National Park Is One Of A Kind

This deep freeze may delight you or scare you. While many visitors to Montana’s Glacier National Park pack the park during the summer to enjoy the uniqueness of its flora and fauna, visitors willing to go there in the winter may enjoy a park without crowds.

With easily visible mountain glaciers and more than 700 lakes, many of which freeze during winter, visitors can snowshoe or cross-country ski through the million-acre winter wonderland and experience exactly what the park’s name promises to provide. More than 700 miles of trails beckon hikers, though not all of them are open in winter days.

Winter snow is the perfect canvas for spotting animal tracks, and possibly the animals themselves. You may see coyotes, lynx, moose, elk, beavers, snowshoe hares or the elusive mountain lion.

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