Glacier NP: Natl Park Information

Glacier National Park
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** Glacier will be offering an online reservation system for vehicles allowing ticketed entry for people wishing to travel the Going to the Sun Highway during peak days and times. Details are AT THIS LINK  **

One of the nation's most spectacular treasures, Glacier National Park provides visitors with wondrous sites and a window into prehistoric times. Glacier National Park currently has 27 official glaciers and 1 million acres of forests, meadows, lakes, and glaciated landscapes.

Encompassing over 100 million acres of exquisite natural beauty, Glacier National Park is home to a diverse range of landscapes, wildlife, natural features, and outdoor activities.

Park Highlights

  • Going To The Sun Road: This 52-mile feat of construction leads you through magnificent alpine terrain, ascending over 6,600 feet, passing The Weeping Wall and more.
  • Logan Pass: The highest point along the Going To The Sun Road, featuring a visitors center and numerous trailheads leading to The Garden Wall, Hidden Lake Overlook, and other dazzling destinations.
  • Lake McDonald: A water enthusiast's paradise, this lake bustles with visitors enjoying boat tours/rentals, fishing and shoreline activities including shopping, hiking, and camping.
  • St. Mary Lake: Spend a day boating, fishing, or visit the falls around this serene Glacier Park lake.
  • Many Glacier: Housing dramatic peaks, this area features Many Glacier Hotel, azure lakes, and a trail leading up to Grinnell Glacier.

Lodging and Camping

  • Campgrounds: Utilize one of over 1000 backcountry and traditional campites as your base to explore Glacier's bounty.
  • Many Glacier Hotel: On the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake, this Swiss-themed hotel offers comfortable accomodations, gift shop, restaurants, and more.
  • Glacier Park Lodge: Located in east Glacier, play a round of golf or relax in the day spa.
  • Lake McDonald Lodge: Rest in this chalet-styled lodge and then book an activity such a boat tour or horseback ride.
  • Granite Park Chalet>: Reach this rustic mountain-top chalet by trail only and enjoy panoramic views.


  • Hiking: Glacier Park vacations are incomplete without an adventure down a stretch of over 700 miles of hiking trails.
  • Tours: By land, hop aboard a Red Jammer Bus, by lake, book a guided boat tour.
  • Fishing: Test your angling skills as you entice cutthroat trout and other native species.  
  • Visitor Centers: Stop here for souvenirs, books and Glacier Park information.

Information and Park Services

  • Weather: Glacier Park weather can be fickle. Be prepared for quick weather changes.
  • Hours/Seasons: Open year round; most Glacier facilities/roads generally open from late May - late September.
  • Glacier Park Contact Information: Glacier National Park, PO Box 128, West Glacier, Montana 59936, PH: (406) 888-7800

Questions & Answers

Other Glacier National Park Resources

National Parks Conservation Association

The National Parks Conservation Association has a field office and educational program in Whitefish, just outside of Glacier National Park.