Baring Falls – Glacier National Park – Hiking Montana

 

Baring Falls is a short hike along Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA.

 

 

Today is another touring and light hiking day in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA following yesterday's hike into beautiful and secluded Otokomi Lake.  Feet and legs deserve a rest. 

The day begins with the plan to drive 50+ miles (80+ KMs) along the length of the spectacular Going-To-The-Sun Road, from east to west.   At the end of this day the drive along the south border of Glacier National Park will end with new accommodation at Glacier Haven Inn.

The first stop along Going-To-The-Sun Road is a short diversion to the west end of St. Mary Lake near Sun Point followed by a stop for the short hike to Baring Falls through thick, lush forest along the cascading flow of Baring Creek.

Filtered morning sun makes for difficult, low light, heavy contrast photography but time is taken to scramble for best vantage points.

 

Baring Falls – Glacier National Park – Montana, USA Cascading, emerald water past red and green argillite in Baring Creek

 

Baring Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Baring Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Baring Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Baring Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Baring Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Baring Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Baring Falls, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

 

Back at the trail head on Going-To-The Sun Road, the trail on the other side of the highway will lead to a longer and absolutely amazing hike into Sunrift Gorge.

The Sunrift Gorge hike is recommended by a Park Ranger at the Logan Pass Visitor Center in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA.

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