Garden Wall, Glacier National Park

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Garden Wall

The Garden Wall is a stunning glacial landform known for its vibrant array of greenery and wildflowers during summer months, offering hiking trails, breathtaking views, and ample opportunity to view wildlife.

  • Enjoy spectacular scenery along the Going-To-The-Sun Road as you make your way upward, toward The Garden Wall.
  • Plan a hike on one of the many trails leading through this verdant alpine environment, always mindful of weather patterns.  
  • Keep your eyes and camera ready for encounters with wildlife, summertime wildflowers, and gorgeous vistas.

Overview

The Garden Wall is one of Glacier's prominent features, a geologic ridge called an arête, formed by passing glaciers.

Location/Directions 

The Garden Wall is situated at the top of Logan Pass.  Catch a shuttle at one of the transit centers. Shuttles run every 15-30 minutes, 7 am-7pm. If you prefer to drive, be sure your vehicle does not exceed 21 feet in length and 8 feet in width. No matter your transport, plan on a 2 hour journey.

You will first glimpse The Garden Wall as you ascend 1400 feet up the Going-To-The-Sun Road, a dazzling panorma of lush alpine growth and sheer mountain faces.  Disembark at the Logan Pass visitor’s center.

Seasons

Glacier National Park is open year-round, however weather will dictate facility operations. Generally, all sites are open from early May through late September. Going-To-The-Sun Road is generally open from mid-June through mid-Setember.

Activities 

Hiking
Because of its views, The Garden Wall is a popular hiking destination. Be sure to have sturdy shoes, water, and be prepared for swift weather changes.

  • The Highline Trail
  • Location: Trailhead at Logan Pass visitor’s center.
  • Distance(s):
    7 miles to Grinnel Glacier Overlook trail.
    13 miles to "The Loop"
    17 miles across Swift Current Pass into Many Glacier

Wildlife Viewing
Snap a photo of a big horn sheep or mountain goat, two animals commonly found in this area. Gorgeous wildflowers abound during the summer, such as heather and glacial lily.

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