Crown of the Continent

A showcase of melting glaciers, alpine meadows, carved valleys, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness steeped in human history. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, and the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Nightly Closure on Going-to-the-Sun Road

Learn about current road construction projects in and around the park.

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How do I get a vehicle reservation?

Vehicle reservations are required to access Going-to-the-Sun Road or the North Fork from May 27 through September 11, 2022.

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Can I car camp in Glacier?

Camping in Glacier requires planning and flexibility.

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Do I need a permit to backpack?

Glacier is a great place to backpack, if you're prepared to be flexible.

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Is Going-to-the-Sun Road Open?

Conditions are constantly changing. Check here for updates on which roads are open or closed.

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How crowded is the park?

Glacier is extremely busy during the summer.

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How does the free shuttle work?

The shuttle can move you along Going-to-the-Sun Road but requires flexibility.

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Where should I eat and sleep?

A trip to Glacier is always better if you plan your lodging and dining options in advance.

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What about Native ties to Glacier?

Indigenous tribal members share knowledge as part of the Native America Speaks program.

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Current Conditions

Check out current conditions on wildfires, roads, trails, and construction in the park.

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When will the glaciers be gone?

Between 1966 and 2015, every named glacier in the park got smaller, some by more than 80%.

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Will climate change impact me?

The park is warming and the impacts are already being felt by park visitors.

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Can we solve climate change?

Responding to the climate crisis requires collective action.

Last updated: August 19, 2022

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PO Box 128
West Glacier , MT 59936

Phone:

406-888-7800

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