After hiking through the Alps in Europe, I decided to check out the North American version of those Alps in a northern portion of the massive Rocky Mountains. Three of us (in California) jumped into my car and headed to the state of Montana. Waterton and Glacier National Parks are really one park that is divided by an international border. Waterton is in Alberta, Canada, and touches the Canada/US border; Glacier is immediately south of the international border, in the US state of Montana. We stayed within the parks in the towns of Waterton Park, Many Glacier and Apgar (near West Glacier) and enjoyed several day-hikes from each. These national parks did not disappoint and the scenery was spectacular!