Category Archives: Glacier National Park

8 National Parks You Can See Without a Car

If you’ve visited a national park in the summer recently you’re probably found yourself in a frustrating gridlock that rivals an L.A. freeway at 5 P.M. And you can’t blame the bison. National parks are experiencing record numbers of visitors, and unfortunately for the environment, record numbers of vehicles. But that’s not to say you […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Glacier National Park

While other kids were meeting Mickey Mouse at Disneyland, I grew up going to Glacier National Park and learning the difference between black bear scat and grizzly scat. My dad always joked that grizzly scat contains hikers’ bear bells. It’s how I learned to remember which bears were carnivores. For us Montanans, visiting Glacier, the holy […]

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Where Outside’s Editors Traveled This Summer

This was the summer we all longed to get back out there, despite skyrocketing gas prices and long flight delays. From close-to-home adventures to far-flung explorations, here’s where some Outside editors traveled this season, their secret finds, and the gear that made their trips all that much better. Alpenglow Expeditions’ Loophole route is one of […]

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How to Avoid Crowds in the 10 Most Popular National Parks

National parks broke dozens of attendance records last year, making this summer a challenging time to visit any of the sites on the top-ten list. Add to that the strict reservation systems implemented by many, and planning ahead is more crucial than ever. The National Park Services’ official stance on the matter is simple: explore […]

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Tips and Tricks for Visiting a National Park without a Reservation

To cut down on crowds, eliminate wait times, and help preserve natural resources, an increasing number of national parks are capping visitation and requiring advanced reservations this summer. If you’re one of those organized people who plans your life months in advance, bully for you. But if you’re a person who doesn’t, or who prefers […]

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