Bear Activity: Hidden Lake Trail at Glacier NP

This news story is based on an NBC Montana Staff press release issued on July 12, 2023. You can read the original release here. (Photo: Steve Franklin of Wild West Images). Glacier National Park officials have closed a section of the Hidden Lake Trail due to bear activity. The 1.2-mile stretch from Hidden Lake Overlook to Hidden Lake is currently off-limits, and access to Hidden Lake is restricted. A video of a bear on the trail was shared by a viewer last Friday. The Cracker Lake Trail also has a closure between Cracker Flats Loop and Cracker Lake due to bear activity, and a bear warning is posted for the Ptarmigan Falls Trail. The reopening of these trails is yet to be determined. Stay updated on trail status through the provided link.

Glacier National Park

In case you haven’t had a chance to visit this extraordinary park, here’s what you’re missing. Glacier National Park is a stunning natural gem located in Montana. Known for its breathtaking alpine landscapes, majestic glaciers, and pristine lakes, the park offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation and wildlife viewing. With over 700 miles of trails, you can explore a wide-array of ecosystems, including rugged mountains, lush forests, and tranquil meadows. Glacier National Park is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, mountain goats, and elk. Its iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road is among the most scenic drives in the USA. You will find breathtaking scenery here and access to many of the park’s highlights.

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