This is a view back down the valley as seen near the Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park. The beautiful turquoise waters created by glacier silt are seen below. The closest lake in the image is Grinnell Lake, then Lake Josephine in the middle and Sherburne Lake off in the distance.
It is a fairly strenuous 11-mile round trip hike to reach the Glacier’s edge and this stunning viewpoint from the Many Glacier Hotel. It is a full day excursion. For a slightly easier trek, you can pay for a seat on the boat that traverses the unseen Swiftcurrent Lake and then another across Lake Josephine. This will shave about 3.4 miles off your total trip, although those miles are flat terrain. In the remaining 3.8 miles you will climb up about 1800 feet. This isn’t a trail for the faint of heart, but it is an amazing view in all directions from the top and well worth the effort.