Glacier National Park
When I first entered the west side of Glacier National Park I had no idea what to expect. The second I got onto Going-To-The-Sun road I was blown away by the view. The road takes you winding through the mountains, surpassing waterfalls, plowed out avalanches, tons of wildlife and very bold peaks. I was only in the area for a couple days but I have already started making plans to go back because there is just so much to explore. + at Logan Pass I saw people skiing and it has motivated me to go back again this summer!
The trail head for Loop Trail is located on Going-To-The-Sun road. During the summer months the traffic on the road can be pretty bad and has very limited parking unless you arrive early. There are free shuttles in the summer that take you directly to the trailhead. The hike is on a given path the entire time. It is a constant uphill that some would call aggressive but I thought that it was pretty mellow. The trail has very little shade and we did it in 30 degree weather which made it a little bit of a battle but the views really made up for it.
The hike takes you to Granite Park Chalet. The chalet seemed like a pretty cool place to spend the night. It had an amazing view of the park and the chalet seemed very well taken care of.