getting here and getting around
Mother nature has a mind of her own, and it’s always best to plan accordingly—she can be full of surprises. If you’re wondering how she may affect your Glacier Country Montana getaway, you’ve come to the right place.
Wildfires are a natural part of the life cycle of a forest and are actually very beneficial for forest regeneration. They're often no cause for alarm to travelers, but occasionally—usually between July and early September—plans need to be altered a little due to fire and smoke conditions.
Since visitor experience is our number one priority, and since Glacier Country specializes in authentic experiences and western hospitality, you can be assured that there's always a gorgeous, adventure-filled time to be had here, even if you need to change things up a bit. We also have friendly travel counselors at the ready to help you with your itinerary. Call 1.800.338.5072 for expert help, chat us up, or check out the resources below.
We're keeping the blog updated with fire information for our corner of Montana, so you know exactly what's going on where regarding closures and evacuations during your stay with us. Don't worry, you're in good hands; there's plenty of Montana to explore. Remember that if an area is open, it is safe.
For information on the latest fire activity in the region and around the state, visit the official state website or call a state travel counselor at 1.800.847.4868.
For up-to-date fire activity affecting the park, visit the National Park Service, and for the status of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, visit the road status feed. If the park is affected, fear not. With over 1 million acres of jaw-dropping terrain, wildfires do not usually altar tourist itineraries drastically, if at all. In the rare instance that you need to modify your plans a bit, we've got you covered.
Western Montana is just as magical on the inside as it is on the outside. Check out Things to Do Indoors page, and take your adventure inside Glacier Country's numerous museums, art galleries, theaters, award-winning restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and distilleries.
Explore beyond the park for a true Western Montana getaway. Soak up the serenity at a luxury spa resort, cowboy up at a guest ranch, stroll a local farmers market or catch a live concert on the banks of a scenic river. Western Montana has 75+ communities ready to lay on the charm, indoors and out.
See what is happening right now in our little slice of heaven using the following webcams:
Here are more links to help you plan your trip accordingly and make informed travel decisions. Check back often, as visitor experience is our priority and these sites are updated daily.
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