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Glacier National Park Sights

Goat Lick Overlook

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Updated 03/21/2014

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Mountain goats frequent this natural salt lick on a cliff above the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. You can watch the wildlife from an observation stand.

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2½ mi east of Walton Ranger Station on U.S. 2, Glacier National Park, Montana, United States

Updated 03/21/2014


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Jan 13, 2009

Hit and Miss but beautiful country

Goat Lick is a "hit or miss" experience in terms of viewing mountain goats. Sometimes they are there, sometimes not. Your best bet is in the summer. The area is basically just a mid sized parking lot with a bathroom and a short trail to the overlook. However, it's in a very senic canyon with gorgeous forest and rushing rivers. It's definitely worth a stop. The whole area is worthwhile the most scenic park I have seen. Did some research for our trip

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