Glacier National Park

Overview

Straddling the border between Montana and Canada, Glacier National Park stretches across a million acres of land, taking in large sections of Rocky Mountains sub-ranges, more than 130 "recognized" lakes, and thousands of ecologically-balance flora and fauna. Originally inhabited by Native Americans, the arrival of European explorer-settlers in the early twentieth century led to the area's eventual annexation as a national park. The park contains 350 separate locations listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the park's most famous feature, Going-to-the-Sun Road, is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Grizzly bears, mountain goats, wolverines, Canadian lynx, and moose inhabit the grounds, along with scores of birds, many fish, and a handful of amphibians and reptiles.

Information

Numerous outdoor activities (including horseback riding, biking and boating) are available throughout the park. Hike 740 miles of trails to take in the breathtaking sights up close and in person. The park houses 13 campgrounds with nearly 1,000 individual campsites, most of which are first-come, first-serve.

Price range

The Glacier National Park 7-Day Single Entry Permit is an entrance fee for a visitor traveling on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or for individuals traveling together in a vehicle in one non-commercial, organized group. This fee is $12 from May 1 - October 31, and $10 from November 1 - April 30. The Glacier National Park 7-Day Automobile/Vehicle Permit is an entrance fee for all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car/van/truck). This fee is $25 from May 1 - October 31, and $15 from November 1 - April 30. Annual Park Passes are $35.

Best time to visit

The park is open every day of the year, but weather plays a role in which facilities are open; click here for details.

Near by POI

Lewis and Clark National Forest covers 2,800 square miles, and is one of the oldest forest preserves in the United States. Going-to-the-Sun Road crosses all of Glacier National Park on the Montana side, and also spans the Continental Divide.

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