“an electric blue adventure!”
Cracker Lake Trail winds around the base of Allen Mountain at 0.8 mile into the hike. At 1.3 miles you will find junction with Cracker Flats horse trail. Stay right for Cracker Lake. Further into the hike, at 1.5 miles the trail crosses Allen Creek and ascends ridge between Allen and Canyon creeks. The trail follow west bank of Canyon Creek, ascending moderately (2.5 miles). At 5.6 miles, you reach foot of Cracker Lake, and finally at 6.1 miles you will reach Cracker Lake Campground. Cracker Lake is located in Glacier National Park, in the U. S. state of Montana. Located at the head of a canyon, the waters of Cracker Lake are an opaque turquoise from rock flour (silt) originating from Siyeh Glacier. To the south of Cracker Lake lies Mount Siyeh which rises more than 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above the lake. Cracker Peak to the southeast and Allen Mountain to the north are other prominent peaks nearby. Cracker Lake is a 6.1 miles (9.8 km) hike from the Many Glacier Hotel. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_Lake
Holy wow, this lake is breathtaking. You don't think about how much being surrounded by crowds (like the ones at Grinnell and Lake McDonald) can change you experience until you visit one, like Cracker, that's much more peaceful. It's a 13 mile round trip from the Many Glaciers parking lot, but it's so worth it.
An unbelievable place! No photo does it justice. Well worth the hike. You may never want to leave.
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