Crown of the Continent

As the Crown of the Continent, Glacier is the headwaters for streams that flow to the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and to Hudson's Bay. What happens here affects waters in a huge section of North America. Due to a detection of invasive mussel populations in central Montana, Glacier has closed all park waters to motorized and trailered watercraft until further notice. Read More

Avalanche Lake

Plan Your Trip

Things you need to know to plan a trip to the park.

Two snowshoers along the bank of McDonald Creek taking pictures

Current Conditions

What are the current conditions in the park, and how to prepare for them?

Bicyclists rides down treelined road

Road Status

During spring and fall, conditions are constantly changing. Check here for updates on which roads are open for driving, hiking, and biking.

clouds creep over silhouetted mountain peaks

Weather

The Continental Divide makes for unpredictable weather in Glacier's mountains.

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International Designations

In addition to being a national park, Glacier is an international peace park, biosphere reserve, and world heritage site.

Whitefish Lake Boating

Nearby Attractions

There are many other places nearby that offer a host of different and interesting vacation options.

Last updated: November 7, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

(406) 888-7800

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