Granite Park Chalet | Glacier National Park

The Granite Park Chalet, which is located along the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park, is a wonderful structure perched high up in the Rocky Mountains. It’s an active chalet which gives you an opportunity to wake to morning sunrises at almost 6,500 feet on the edge of the world. It’s only open for a few months every year, as the snow is still many feet high when they start clearing it in June. And it’s something you have to plan for in advance, as the chalet’s rooms book up every year in only a few hours.

We didn’t stay in the chalet on our recent visit, but after day dreaming of watching a sunrise and sunset in such a beautiful place, I can see staying overnight for a few nights at this location on our next trip to this part of the world.

Granite Park Chalet | Glacier National Park | © Jay Moore Photography

Photography / Hiking Insight: We started on the Highline trail at 9 am, but I would suggest to try and leave slightly before (8 am in August) and plan on doing the out and back hike from Logan Pass to the Granite Park Chalet. It’s a little longer than option two (a one-way trip to ‘The Loop’, however, this option concludes with four miles straight down a mountain with very limited views). Although heading back to Logan Pass adds some miles, it’s a gradual slope and easier on your body with better views for your eyes and camera.

Research Insight: We wore out both Vicky Spring’s book (Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park) and our iphone App (HIKE – Glacier National Park).

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One Response

  1. jeff

    that cabin looks a lot better from far away. not so much up close

    November 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm

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