Adventures for medical professionals near Glacier National Park begins just 40 minutes away in Browning, Montana where we currently have open positions. With more than a million acres, Glacier National Park hosts 175 named mountains, 762 lakes, 563 streams, over 200 named waterfalls, 25 named glaciers, and over 700 miles of maintained hiking trails. It’s a perfect place for those that love fishing, hiking, stargazing, and the great big outdoors.
If you love nature, Glacier National Park is THE PLACE for you.
Known as the Crown of the Continent, this national park is essential to the flow of water that goes to the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Hudson’s Bay so keeping it clean and safe from contamination, including light pollution, is a focus for the National Park Service that protects the area.
Adventures for Medical Professionals near Glacier National Park Begins with Hiking.
No matter what level of hiker you are, there is something for you on the 700+ miles of hiking trails. While it may be tempting to blaze your own, we caution you to stay in designated areas for your safety and the safety of the wildlife.
Being so close to Canada, it’s no surprise that you need hiking gear designed for cooler weather.
Invest in a good pair of waterproof hiking boots with ankle support. Trails run through about 500 streams so you’re bound to jump a few puddles and rocks while on your adventure. Break in the boots before hitting the trail, even walking around the house will help, and don’t just pick up a pair at the big box store or you could suffer through blisters and bruising for the entire season.
To be sure your feet are dry, warm, and blister-free, wear wool (yes, even in the summer) or synthetic hiking socks. Hiking poles and a fitted backpack for water and snacks are also recommended. Of course a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and camera are also a good idea. You’re likely to see scenery and even wildlife that you may want to remember later.
Stargazing at Glacier National Park
While often recognized as a hiker’s paradise, it is fast becoming a stargazer destination. In 2017 the International Dark Sky Association named Glacier Park and its Canadian counterpart the world’s first international dark sky park. From Logan Pass to Lake McDonald, astronomers of all ages take their telescopes to view planets and constellations they can’t see from most other places. Even if you only visit for one night, it’s worth your time to see what most of the people on the planet won’t ever see.
Nearby Places to Visit
Across the border in Canada is the sister park, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park which offers hiking, scenic boat tours when the weather permits, and drives around the town of Waterton.
As we said earlier, Browning, Montana is about 40 minutes east of Glacier National Park, near the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Stop by the Museum of the Plains Indian and explore the culture and history of the Native Americans in this area.
Fishing News and Road Closures
If you’re a fisherman, it is important to note the waters are closed to motorized and trailered watercraft until further notice due to an invasive mussel population in central Montana. Not only that, but the ever-changing weather especially in the spring and fall, make for a dangerous trip. We recommend checking the National Park Service website for updates.
As you explore Glacier National Park, keep in mind you’re sharing space with the wildlife. Keep your distance and be aware of your surroundings at all times. You can never be too safe.
With that in mind, if you’re ready to begin new adventures for travel nurses near Glacier National Park, including exploring some of the most beautiful territory in the nation, visit the AB Staffing current openings for Travel Nurses, Physicians, and Advanced Practice Providers and pack your bags for the great outdoors!