If you follow me on Instagram you would have already seen that for 2 and half weeks in June I was away on vacation! I flew in to Denver with my family in early June, and did quite a lot of driving to see many places and national parks. I got a bit photo happy because of all of the beautiful scenery, so I thought I would share with you some photos from my trip. My trip travel diary will be split into 2 parts, so here is part one of first half of the trip + Glacier National Park!
Once we flew in to Denver we made the drive up to Cheyenne, Wyoming where we stayed for 2 nights. It’s an adorable small town with lots of gorgeous architecture and charm, and although it isn’t the hustle and bustle of a big city, it’s perfect for staying at when driving up north.
Cheyenne has the Wyoming transportation Museum which has this beautiful old train station and museum all about the history.
Although there were tons of amazing buildings, this one has to be my favorite because of the colors and how it reminds me of something from Europe.
After the two night stay in Cheyenne we made the long journey up to the northern part of Montana. Although all of the drives in this trip were long, the gorgeous scenery along the way made it all worth it!
We stayed at the cutest vacation rental in Montana that had amazing vintage furniture and views! I always find when traveling and staying at different places I want to go home and change up my own decor.
We spent three nights in Montana so we could have enough time to visit Glacier National Park. We first started out visiting the west side of the park, which has amazing lakes, waterfalls, and views. If you’ve never been to this park before, I highly recommend you put in on your places to visit list!
We quickly realized that most of what we wanted to see was on the East side of the park, and because the going to sun road which connects the two sides of the parkwas closed because of snow, we made the 3 hour drive to the other side. And it was definitely worth it! We first visited the famous St Mary’s Lake, and it was one of most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen.
And I of course as always was trying to get the perfect shot!
We then continued to drive up to the furthest point on the going to the sun road on the east side and stopped many times along the way to see the different views and glaciers. We sadly didn’t get to hike this day because we forgot to bring bear spray with us.
The next day made the same 3 hour drive to the east side but this time went 30 minutes further to Many Glaciers Lake.
That beautiful building is actually a hotel! Although it sadly wasn’t open at the time we were there, you still can get a beautiful view of the lake from it.
We then did a hike all the way to that waterfall over there, and we were a few minutes shy of running in to a bear! It was a cold and at sometimes rainy hike, but the never ending beautiful scenery made it worth it.
And then after the long hike we had dinner at this adorable inn and restaurant, where I had the best mac and cheese I’ve ever had in my life. And after that we made the 3+ hour drive back and got ready for our drive to Yellowstone the next day.
And that is it for part one of my summer travel diary! Hope you enjoyed this look at my trip, and be sure to be on the lookout for part two with lots more photos to come!
I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!