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AmericanWestTravel.com offers commentary and information on great travel destinations in the American West, accompanied by thousands of beautiful photographs.
AmericanWestTravel.com offers commentary and information on great travel destinations in the American West, accompanied by thousands of beautiful photographs.

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The Glacier National Park Travel Guide is a resource for those planning to tour Glacier National Park and/or Canada's adjacent Waterton Lakes National Park. The adjacent national parks are typically visited at the same time and offer a variety of experiences. Both parks offer outstanding opportunities to view wildlife.

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Ptarmigan Tunnel goes through 240 feet of solid rock and connects the Many Glacier Valley to the Belly River Valley. It is located high on the Ptarmigan Wall and thousands of feet above the floors of both valleys. While the views are stunning at either end of the tunnel, it’s the differences that make it fascinating.

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Finally, we arrive at Iceberg Lake in Glacier National Park, and it is indeed an enormous spectacle, so enormous that it is difficult to grasp or capture accurately in a photo. The sheer rock walls of the Continental Divide rise straight up, more than three thousand feet above the lake. For the urbanites in the audience, that’s nearly the height of two World Trade Centers (height, 1776 feet), one on top of the other.

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Co-eds Brave the Frigid Waters of Iceberg Lake! Frigid and aptly-name Iceberg Lake is one of the most iconic and spectacular sights (one of many) of Montana’s Glacier National Park. Vacationing co-eds created a special moment for themselves and all who witnessed their feat by jumping into the lake and swimming to the nearest iceberg.

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The Highline Trail is the premiere hike (one of many amazing hikes) of Glacier National Park, one of America’s premiere national parks. Both the hike and the park are world famous as well. The trail follows the Continental Divide, known as the Garden Wall locally, with a nonstop array of incredible views every step of the way.
http://www.americanwesttravel.com/montana/glacier-national-park/highline-trail/

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Journal for our Glacier National Park road trip. Includes a visit to Granite Park Chalet, the Highline Trail, Iceberg Lake, and Ptarmigan Tunnel.

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Monument Valley is well-known for the many movies filmed in the area, including the 1939 classic John Ford western, Stagecoach, which made John Wayne a star.

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Visitors to the American West who wish to become superstar photographers for a day can easily do so here in Arizona! One of the state's great wonders is Antelope Canyon, within the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. Parts of Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon form into "slot canyons", one of Canyon Country's most exquisite and unusual phenomena, and a place abounding with fantastic and easily accessible photo opportunities.

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"Our winter adventure took us into a unique world of slickrock and sandstone where the strange and wonderful are commonplace."

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Goffs, California offers a surprising contrast to the other ghost towns on Historic Route 66 in the Mojave Desert. It is alive and well thanks to the Goffs Cultural Center which features the Goffs Schoolhouse restored to its original 1914 condition, a modern library focusing on the history and culture of the Mojave Desert, an outdoor museum with many fascinating farming, mining, and railroad relics, and a nature trail. The center was created by historian and desert enthusiast, Dennis Casebier, founder of the Mojave Desert and Cultural Association. It is also the starting point for the historic Mojave Road.
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