Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park was established in 1910. It is a land
of mountain ranges carved by prehistoric ice rivers. It
features alpine meadows, deep forests, waterfalls, about 50
glistening glaciers and 200 sparkling lakes. The vistas seen
from Going-To-The-Sun Road are breathtaking, a photographers
paradise. Relatively few miles of road exist in the park's
1,600 square miles of picturesque landscape, thus preserving
its primitive and unspoiled beauty enlivened by a spring and
summer profusion of wildflowers.
Set in a rugged section of the northern Rockies, Glacier
National Park joins Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta,
Canada. Together they create Waterton-Glacier International
Peace Park World Heritage Site - an ideal ‘two nation
vacation.’ Going-to-the-Sun Road, a spectacular 52-mile
highway through Glacier, crosses the Continental Divide at
Logan Pass and traverses the towering Garden Wall.
Maximum vehicle dimensions over Logan Pass are 20 feet
long (including bumpers) and 8 feet wide (including
Oversize vehicles may be parked at various points. Rental
cars are available at nearby towns; a shuttle service may be
available, call the park for details.
Logan Pass normally opens mid-June and closes mid-October.
Glacier has more than 700 miles of foot and horse trails.
Approximately 1,200 campsites are available to car campers
on a first-come, first-serve basis; backcountry permits are
available. Park accommodations feature historic hotels and
lodges. Facilities are open seasonally; the park and
portions of Going-to-the-Sun Road are open year-round. In
addition to driving or hiking on your own, choose from
several tour options.