• Mt Reynolds

    Glacier

    National Park Montana

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  • Logan Pass water system temporarily down

    The water system will shut down Tuesday afternoon, July 22, and the temp system is anticipated to be working by the weekend. Visitors should bring water or refillable water bottles. There will be some water available to refill bottles in the parking lot. More »

  • St. Mary Visitor Center temporarily closed

    It is believed that the furnace in the visitor center malfunctioned and caused the sprinkler system to activate early this morning. There is water damage to the building, its contents, and some of the utility systems. The damages are being assessed.

Winter Field Trip Schedule (Grades 6-12)

Flexibility for weather conditions, bus problems, etc…is essential to having an enjoyable visit to the park. No two school programs are exactly alike, but the following schedule represents a typical trip.

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Travel to the Park
Simple assignments can be completed by seatmates or individuals during this time. Point out sights along the way that relate to the park story such as mountain uplifting, glacially carved valleys or mountain passes, plant communities and winter changes, river crossings, and canyon formations. You may also want to review vocabulary words or ecological concepts.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Meet Park Rangers at Designated Site
After a brief welcome by the park rangers to Glacier National Park, the ranger(s) will talk with the chaperones and teacher(s) about the schedule for the day, and then distribute snowshoes to everyone.

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Snowshoe and Winter Pack Activities
Rangers will use the resources along the trails to involve students in learning about winter signs, winter stress factors and adaptations for coping with winter, as well as snow pack characteristics, and vegetation types.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Concluding Activities and Return Equipment
Ranger(s) review the educational objectives for the day. Snow shoes are returned and students’ inventory winter packs.

Lunch – Can be eaten while on the trail or the group may do lunch on their way to or from the park depending on time.

2:00 p.m. – Bus Leaves the Park

Did You Know?

Dawson Pass

The "Backbone of the World" is the Blackfeet tribal name given to the greater Glacier National Park ecosystem.