man with off-road wheelchair followed by visitors walking on boardwalk trail
Avalanche Lake hike with off-road wheelchair

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

Glacier National Park is a spectacular mountain landscape that can present difficult challenges for visitors with special needs. Improvements in accessibility are being made each year. With a bit of pre-planning, all visitors can find Glacier to be a rewarding experience.

Learn about the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Lands Access Pass which provides a wide range of discounts on activities and services when you visit federal lands.

Glacier has a brochure available upon visit that highlights accessible facilities and services.

Physical / Mobility

Get information about facility accessibility in specific locations throughout the park.

Deaf / Hearing Loss

Find videos and other resources designed for visitors with hearing disabilities.

Blind / Low Vision

Glacier National Park produces large print brochures, audio described videos, and braille handouts for visitors needing vision assistance.

Service Animals

Service animals are allowed in national parks. See this page for information about what qualifies as a service animal and wildlife warnings.

Glacier Shuttle System

All Glacier shuttles are ADA accessible. Park visitors with a disability can access many destinations along Going-to-the-Sun Road while enjoying the spectacular scenery by riding on one of the parks's optional and environmentally-friendly buses.

Ranger-led Activities

Check the monthly Ranger-led Activities Schedule, in which physical/mobility accessible programs are marked with a symbol. All ranger programs strive to engage multiple senses and learning styles, and often include audio components and/or tactile objects. Drop by Apgar Nature Center for family-friendly hands-on, interactive activities and displays. Groups may request a special program by contacting the park, at least two weeks in advance.

Evening Program venues that are accessible

  • Apgar Campground Amphitheater
  • Fish Creek Campground Amphitheater
  • Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium
  • Many Glacier Campground Amphitheater
  • Many Glacier Hotel Auditorium (Enter lower level to access)
  • Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
  • St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
man with wheelchair at wayside exhibit
Wayside sign at Goat Lick

Disabled Traveler's Companion

The Disabled Traveler's Companion

Another good place to look for information on accessibility is the Disabled Traveler's Companion Website. While not officially affiliated with the National Park Service, they have been working with Glacier and other national parks to provide valuable information to travelers with disabilities. Their website contains information on and photographs of campgrounds, lodges, and park attractions that will aid in planning your trip to Glacier.

Last updated: June 18, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936


(406) 888-7800

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