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Lake McDonald

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  • Lake McDonald Lodge Shoreline
    / Lake McDonald Lodge Shoreline
    Photo: GlacierNPS, CC0, flickr.com
  • / Lake McDonald in winter time
    Photo: David Restivo, CC0, Wikimedia Commons

Glacier’s largest lake is a feast for the eyes and a perfect spot to restore or recharge

With a length of about 16 km and a width of approximately 1,5 km, Lake McDonald is the largest of its kind in Glacier National Park, Montana. The picturesque scenic route Going-to-the-Sun Road leads past its southern sore and makes of a fantastic view. On its western side there is a National Park Service visitor center with a hotel and restaurant. That‘s where you can find a traditional hunting lodge which fits perfectly its surroundings and is popular among visitors who love to take pictures of the scenery,

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Wolfgang Paulus
Updated: November 13, 2017

Coordinates

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48.590007, -113.913460
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48°35'24.0"N 113°54'48.5"W
UTM
12U 285169 5385978
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Distance
Duration
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Descent
96.6 km
1:37 h
1,070 m
1,481 m
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Scenic Route · Montana
Going-to-the-Sun Road
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Distance 96.6 km
Duration 1:37 h
Ascent 1,070 m
Descent 1,481 m

A stunning scenery with rocky mountaintops makes for an interesting ride: Going-to-the-Sun Road in the midst of Glacier National Park takes you ...

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