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Explore Glacier National Park

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Explore Glacier National Park

Known as the Crown of the Continent and Backbone of the World, Glacier National Park has a dramatic presence and undeniable beauty. Enchanting visitors for years with its wild meadows, emerald valleys, incredible mountain peaks and stunning waterfalls, Glacier National Park is truly unlike any place on earth. From the wild North Fork to backcountry lookout towers and guided hikes to historic attractions, your adventure awaits in Glacier National Park.

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.

If you prefer to explore on foot, set out on the park's forested footpaths, hillside bridle paths or 734 miles of maintained trails. For trails in the park, visit the National Park Service's website. You can also take a guided hiking trip with Glacier Guides.

For a different way to see Glacier, step aboard a scenic boat tour with Glacier Park Boat Company, ride shotgun on a red bus tour with Glacier National Park Lodges or learn about the park from the perspective of the Blackfeet Tribe on a Sun Tour. You can also take a guided horseback ride with Swan Mountain Outfitters.

For transportation inside Glacier National Park, visitors can ride the free shuttle. Glacier Park, Inc. also operates a shuttle service on the east side of the park.

You can find itinerary suggestions and not-to-be-missed attractions in and around the park here.

Going-to-the-Sun Road

A major highlight when visiting Glacier National Park is the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The road travels 50 miles through the park from West Glacier to St. Mary, crossing the continental divide at Logan Pass. The road typically opens all the way across in early- to mid-June and closes mid- to late-September, weather permitting. For road updates, status, history, plow progress (snow plow crews dig the road out every spring), and FAQs, visit the National Park Service website.


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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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