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Fall in Glacier National Park

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Fall in Glacier National Park

Fall is one of the most scenic times to visit Glacier National Park. With fewer visitors in September and October, it’s almost like you have the park to yourself. Combine that with crisp autumn air, pleasant daytime temperatures, snow-capped peaks and mountains filled with the changing colors of autumn and it’s no surprise that fall is an ideal time to explore the Crown Jewel of the Continent.

The Yellowstone you haven’t seen yet.

The wild beauty of Yellowstone National Park spills over for miles. Snow seekers come to Yellowstone Country Montana for panoramic expanses of pure white against impossibly blue skies.

To help make your fall visit even better, we’ve rounded up our top picks for fall in Glacier National Park.

1.Bike the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

2.Take a boat tour on Lake McDonald, Swiftcurrent Lake and Two Medicine with Glacier Park Boat Company.

3.Take a scenic float or fly-fishing trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in West Glacier.

4.Set out on a trail ride with Swan Mountain Outfitters.

5.Hike one of the park’s 734 miles of trails with Glacier Guides.

Fall Events



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Fall in Glacier National Park

Western Montana's Glacier Country

News from Glacier National Park: Currently 12.5 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

Bird Woman Falls

An icon in Glacier National Park, Bird Woman Falls is a glistening 492-foot-high waterfall that cascades down the side of Mt. Oberlin. From West Glacier, travel the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Bird Woman Falls Overlook, located on the west side of the Continental Divide.

Trail of the Cedars

This short boardwalk trail (ADA accessible) takes visitors through an old growth cedar forest. It’s also the beginning of the Avalanche Lake Trail (just over two miles long) that leads to Avalanche Lake—one of the most popular day hikes in Glacier National Park. Trail of the Cedars is located about five and a half miles north of Lake McDonald Lodge.

Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road

If your time in Glacier National Park is limited, one must-see attraction is the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This 50-mile long road takes travelers between St. Mary and West Glacier through the heart of the park, crossing the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. There are numerous pullouts along the road, ideal for taking photographs and enjoying the scenery.

See a Glacier

As you’re traveling the Going-to-the-Sun Road, pull over at Jackson Glacier Overlook (located east of Logan Pass). The overlook offers the best opportunity to see a glacier from the road.

Many Glacier Valley

Home to incredible mountains, active glaciers, abundant wildlife and miles of hiking trails, Many Glacier is located in the northeast section of Glacier National Park. Trails leave from this valley in numerous directions, with popular hiking destinations including Iceberg Lake, Grinnell Lake and Ptarmigan Tunnel.

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