Day 5: From SLC to Denver

This is the day when we almost met a grizzly bear on our way 🙂 We decided to explore Many Glacier area and hike to Grinnel Lake. We were told that there can be bears, but we didn’t expect to meet people running away from one. Our way back was full of fear of meeting another bear as we had to walk around a large lake. But other than that the area is breathtaking!

Glacier Many Glacier Grinnel Lake

Glacier Many Glacier Grinnel Lake

Glacier Many Glacier Grinnel Lake

Glacier Many Glacier Grinnel Lake

Glacier Many Glacier Grinnel Lake

Glacier Many Glacier Grinnel Lake

Glacier Many Glacier Grinnel Lake

Glacier Many Glacier Grinnel Lake

Saying good-bye to Montana 🙂

Glacier Montana

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Day 7 (skipping Day 6 as it was only a long drive to North Dakota)

Day 4: From SLC to Denver

After this trip Montana became one of our favorite states because of its amazing nature. Once you leave your hotel room you see green mountains, lakes and rivers everywhere around you. We couldn’t drive without stops there, we wanted to take pictures of everything!

We visited 3 main areas of the Glacier National Park: Two Medicine, Saint Mary and Many Glacier (next day).

Stop 1: Two Medicine and Running Eagle Falls 

Glacier Two Medicine Running Eagle Falls

Glacier Two Medicine Running Eagle Falls

Glacier Two Medicine

Glacier Two Medicine

Stop 2: Saint Mary and Baring Falls

Glacier Saint Mary

Glacier Saint Mary

Glacier Saint Mary

Glacier Saint Mary

Glacier Saint Mary Baring Falls

Glacier Saint Mary Baring Falls

Glacier Saint Mary Baring Falls

Glacier Saint Mary Baring Falls

Glacier Saint Mary Baring Falls

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Day 5

9 States and 6 National Parks in 10 Days: Yellowstone, Glacier, Badlands and Much More

Flight: Orange County, SNA –> Salt Lake City; Denver, DEN –> Orange County, SNA
SLC to DenverDuration
: 10 days
Mileage: ~3200
Starting point: Salt Lake City, UT
States: UT, ID, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE, KS, CO
Budget for 2 people: $1953 ($22.5* flight,  $500 car rental, $700 hotels, $300 gas, $330 food, $100 other)
Map

  • Day 0: flight from Orange County, SNA to Salt Lake City, SLC; night walk in the downtown
  • Day 1: explore Salt Lake City, UT; drive to Jackson, WY via Idaho Falls, ID (300 mi, 5 h)
  • Day 2: explore Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park; stay in Jackson, WY
  • Day 3: continue exploring Yellowstone; drive to Hungry Horse, MT (550 mi, 10 h)

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