Current Conditions

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Winter snow is quickly melting up the mountainsides.

NPS Photo/Bill Hayden

What is it like in Glacier right now? The following information should help you in understanding current conditions in Glacier National Park.

 
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Moving into Winter

NPS Photo/Bill Hayden

The Park is Open

Spring is here and the winter snows are melting fast. Many areas of the park are opening and preparing for summer. Check our Road Status page for current open and closed sections of roads. Plowing is progressing on the Going-to-the-Sun Road and several campgrounds have already opened for the season.

 
Apgar Visitor Center

Apgar Visitor Center

NPS Photo

Information and Entry Fees

The Apgar Visitor Center opens for the season on Saturday, May 16th. Stop in for brochures and information. For operating dates and hours of other visitor centers and ranger stations, please visit our Operating Hours and Seasons page. Pass sales are available at the Entrance Stations, Headquarters or through the U.S. Mail. For more information on passes and pricing, please visit our Entrance Fee page.

 
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Trail around Swiftcurrent Lake

NPS Photo/Jon Thompson

Early Season Hiking

Spring is here and many lower elevation trails are open. Be prepared for muddy sections and dress in layers to prepare for a variety of weather conditions. For information on closures please visit our trail and area closures page.

 
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White Tailed Deer

NPS Photo/Bill Hayden

Wildlife

Bears are out of hibernation and are being seen in areas throughout the park. Spring is a great time to look for signs of animals such as moose, elk, deer, bear, and wolves. If you do get to experience a wildlife sighting, it is important to remember that approaching, remaining, viewing or engaging in any activity within 100 yards of bears or wolves, or within 25 yards of any other wildlife is prohibited. It is always a good idea to check our safety information concerning wildlife and humans.

 
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Spring day at Bowman Lake

NPS Photo/Bill Hayden

Weather

Weather is always unpredictable in the mountains. Be prepared for all types of weather! For a clickable map of Glacier National Park weather visit the National Weather Service Recreation Safety Forecast for Glacier National Park. For a text version of the weather forecast for Glacier visit their Glacier National Park Forecast page. Visit our Weather page for information on temperature averages.

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