11 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

11 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Glacier National Park Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights

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Rocky Mountain National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapel on the Rock and Wild Basin Area. Get in touch with nature at Emerald Lake Trail and Lily Lake Trailhead. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rocky Mountain National Park: Grand Lake (Never Summer Mountain Products & Spas). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes, explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls, and hike along Flattop Mountain Trail.

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Indianapolis to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Rocky Mountain National Park. Traveling from Indianapolis in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Hiking Trail
Emerald Lake Trail
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Waterfall
Alberta Falls
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Hiking Trail
Adams Falls Trail
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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trail of the Cedars and Iceberg Lake Trail. Get in touch with nature at Swiftcurrent Falls and Highline Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, identify plant and animal life at Goat Lick Overlook, explore the activities along McDonald Creek, and trek along Avalanche Lake.

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Traveling by flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 45°F. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Highline Trail
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Virginia Falls
4.9

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