Current Conditions

Alerts

 
A person takes a picture with their phone in front of a lake.
This is the time of year where we look back at the summer and look ahead to increasing snows of the advancing winter.
 
 
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Face Masks Required

Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, visitors to Glacier National Park, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings. Facemasks are also required outside in situations where a distance of at least 6 feet can not be maintained. There are no COVID-19 related closures in the park at this time. Updates will be posted here as new information becomes available.

 
Road resurfacing work is an ongoing need in the park.
Expect numerous road and infrastructure projects to cause traffic delays this summer.

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Park Road Status - What's Open, What's Closed, What's Being Worked On

As of November 2021, all road construction projects, approaching and inside the park, have been completed for 2021. Seasonal closures are in effect.

 
Rangers in front of the park's digital recreation access information display
Use the Recreation Access Display (RAD) to find out helpful information to plan your day.

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Which Parking Areas and Campgrounds are Full?

Check out the Glacier Information Display page for up-to-date statuses.

 
Aerial view of Hay Creek Fire taken on 7-23-2021
Hay Creek Fire, 7, 23, 2021

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Fire Information Updates

All Fire Restrictions have been lifted. There are no wildfires currently in or near the park.

 
Hiking to Oldman Lake
Hiking to Oldman Lake

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Hiking Trails

To find current hiking trail conditions and closures visit the Hiking the Trails page of the park website. Scroll down to the link to the area hiking maps.

 
two bears emerge from the bushes as a car with bright headlights approaches them.
Be aware that bears and other wildlife may be along the park roads this time of year.

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Wildlife

Animals in the park are active year-round, but especially so in the fall. Be alert for wildlife along roads and always abide by the speed limit. Deer frequent the sides of the roadways and may dash out in front of cars. Always be sure to stay at least 25 yards (23 m) from all wildlife and at least 100 yards (91 m) from bears and wolves.

 
A summer day at Kintla Lake
A summer day at Kintla Lake

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Weather

Weather is always unpredictable in Glacier. Come prepared for changing conditions and potentially cold and blustery days. Expect colder temperatures and more extreme conditions at higher elevations, such as at Logan Pass.

 
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Tips for Dealing with Crowds

May through September is the busiest time of the year in Glacier National Park. Within that, July and August are the busiest of all.

People walk on a steep dirt slope.

Leave No Trace

Many visitors fall in love with Glacier and then want to know how to reduce their footprint.

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Safety

Water is the number one cause of fatalities in Glacier National Park. Please use extreme caution near water.

Last updated: December 2, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier , MT 59936

Phone:

406 888-7800

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