This post continues our time in Glacier National Park.
We visited the park Sept. 4-11.
Click here to read about visiting the park in Sept.
The park required reservations to access the Sun Road this year. I’m sure this will be implemented again in 2022. Read here on how to get reservations.
Tip: You only need a reservation to enter the park from the Apgar (West Entrance), Camas Road and the St Mary (East) Entrances. No reservations are required to enter Many Glacier, Two Medicine, Polebridge & Cutbank….read here to see all of the entrances. Update: Effective 2023, reservations will be required for all areas of Glacier. Click here to read more.
Read Day 1 here, Day 2 here, Day 3 here, Day 4 here, Day 5 here ,Day 7 here & Day 8 here- Read my post on 101 Things to Do Outside of the Park, here – and to read my posts from last year on the West side of the park, click here.
Today we didn’t have a lot planned as we were still sore from hiking the Grinnell Glacier trail!
Once again, we started our morning relaxing and having coffee on our private balcony.
We never got tired of waking up to these incredible views!
We spotted a bald eagle while we were sitting on our balcony!
There are more than 260 species of birds found in the varied habitats of Glacier National Park.
We saw so much more wildlife on this trip than we did last year!
After our coffee, we decided to get ready and go have breakfast in the dining room.
On the way, we stopped to admire the incredible views from the hotel windows.
After ordering breakfast, we chose a table with a view of the lake.
We both ordered the bacon, egg & cheese bagel with hash browns. I was so glad they had gluten free bread.
See the menu to the restaurant here
Once again, we thought the food was really good.
After breakfast, I snapped a few pictures of the inside of the hotel.
I spotted this old barber’s chair and had to take a picture and send to my mom.
Her dad had been a barber for years and had a chair almost identical to this one and she still has it.
This old document I found online said the barber chair was manufactured by the Emil J Paidar company that was based out of Chicago…they had been making barber chairs since the early 1900’s.
We then decided to go outside and take a few pictures.
Here’s a picture of our balcony…if you look closely, you can spot me in the picture!
After taking a few more pictures in front of the lake, we decided to walk the short trail along the Swiftcurrent Lake.
Shots along the trail…
A shot of the hotel from the trail..
The trail is very flat and paved for most of the way…
The views along the trail are beautiful!
We came up on some cabins that appeared to be used for housing employees.
How awesome would it be to live here?!
Look at the views they have!
We continued our walk along the trail…taking our time and just enjoying the views.
A few minutes past the cabins, we came up on a wooden bridge that crossed a creek.
At this point, we decided to turn around and head back towards the hotel..
Shots along the way.
Arriving back to the hotel.
Unbeknownst to us, if we had continued along the trail, we would have arrived to Lake Josephine…it’s only 1.1 mi from the Many Glacier Hotel.
Lake Josephine is gorgeous so I highly recommend you continue along the trail!
Click here for a list of the best trails located in the Many Glacier area
We spotted this beautiful white butterfly that had landed on some flowers so I just had to get a picture. 😉
Click here for complete list of butterflies & moths found in the park
After spending some time outside, we decided to go back inside the hotel and head to the gift shop to buy some souvenirs.
After doing some shopping, we decided we would hike to Redrock Falls.
The trailhead is located at the far end of the parking area for the S