Things To Do

Glacier National Park is a destination for two million visitors each year. With many different facilities and attractions in the park, there is something to interest everyone. Be sure to check our Calendar to see if something special is happening the day you will be here.

 
straight trail through forest

NPS/Stephanie Metzler

Hiking
With miles and miles and miles to choose from, use these resources to pick what hike is right for you.

 
backpacker on mountain pass

NPS/Stephanie Metzler

Backcountry Camping
Trails criss-cross the park and some lead to small backcountry campsites. Watch informative videos, plan your route, check availability, and more.

 
Ranger Tour on the De Smet

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

Ranger-led Activities
Our scheduled activities include a variety of ranger-led programs, from easy walks and evening talks, to all-day hikes and boat tours.

 
Visitors on a Boat Ride

NPS/ Jacob W. Frank

Guided Tours
Rangers are not the only naturalists that lead groups in the park. Check out the tour options offered by park concessions.

 
Going-to-the-Sun Road

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

Driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road
A quintessential part of any Glacier visit, Going-to-the-Sun Road connects the east and west sides through the middle of the park. Drive, bike, tour, or take the free shuttle.

 
tent in wooded campsite

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Camping
Spend a night in the woods! Check campground status, learn the regulations, and the importance of keeping a clean camp.

 
Two cyclists on road

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Bicycling
Learn the rules for biker access on Going-to-the-Sun Road and other opportunities available to cyclists.

 
trout in fisherman's hands

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Fishing
Don't let the big one get away. No license is needed to fish in the park, but you do need to know the many rules and limits, which vary with each body of water.

 
single paddler in canoe on lake

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Boating
Before you ply the waters of Glacier's lakes, learn the rules and regs. Aquatic invasive species are a serious park concern and you will need to acquire a free permit and pass inspection before launching any motorized/trailered boat. Hand-propelled craft need a self-certification form.

 
stock animal with handler

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Private Stock Use
Learn the rules associated with stock use in Glacier, including which trails are not stock-friendly and where to find loading ramps.

 
line of cross-country skiers

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Cross-country Skiing
There is fun to be had when the snow flies in winter. See trail recommendations and check conditions.

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