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Morning sun on snow covered trees overlooking large lake valley
Snowy morning on Apgar Mountain in early November

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What is it like in Glacier right now? Check out our webcams for a peek.

The following information should also help you in understanding current conditions in Glacier National Park.

 
Clouds encircle snow-covered mountains by lake
Clouds surround Mt. Edwards

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Weather

Weather is always unpredictable in the mountains. Autumn is rapidly changing to winter as snow piles up on both sides of the Continental Divide. Remember temperatures vary with time of day and elevation, so be prepared with layers of clothing. For a clickable map of Glacier National Park weather visit the National Weather Service Recreation Safety Forecast for Glacier National Park. For a text version of the weather forecast for Glacier visit their Glacier National Park Forecast page. Visit our Weather page for more.

 
Snow covered mountains frame snow covered parking lot
This webcam still of Logan Pass from Nov 6, 2017. There are now three webcams at Logan Pass allowing you to "visit" despite road closures.

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Going-to-the-Sun Road

Vehicle access to Logan Pass from both the east and west park entrances is done for the season. Going-to-the-Sun Road is open to Avalanche from the West Entrance. Check the road status page or follow the park on twitter for real time updates.

Expect intermittent one-lane traffic and delays between Apgar and Avalanche. Pullout rehabilitation continues, and many pullouts are closed as a result. There is currently a detour in place through Apgar Village due to road work along the Apgar Curve. That detour is expected to remain in place through mid-spring. See maps on the Going-to-the-Sun Road Project page.

Late-season hiker and biker access is to The Loop on the west side and Jackson Glacier Overlook on the east side. Hiker and biker access changes regularly in the late fall, and will shift to ski access as winter progresses.

 
ranger at info desk talks to visitors

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What is open?

All park visitor centers and ranger stations are for 2017. Ranger-led activities will resume in 2018. Campgrounds are either closed or in primitive status.

Check the Trail Status Reports page for regular updates and the Trail and Area Closing and Postings before setting out for your trailhead.

All lodging in the park is closed for the season.

 
tent and picnic table in snow covered campground

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Camping

Check the Camping Status page for up-to-date information, like status and past fill times. Apgar and St. Mary Campgrounds are the only auto campgrounds that remain open in winter. Winter status is primitive (no running water, nor flush toilets and half the price). More information on the Camping page.

 
Whitetail deer stands in middle of snow covered roadway
Observe wildlife from a safe distance

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Wildlife

Animals are especially active this time of year as they prep for winter. Stay vigilant as you drive park roads. Bears are especially active at this time of year as they enter hyperphagia, a period when they seek large amounts of food before they den for the winter. All park visitors should carry bear spray in a readily accessible location, should know how to use it, and should remember required safe wildlife viewing distances.

It is important to provide Glacier's wild residents as much space as possible. If an animal reacts to your presence you are too close. Please remain at least 100 yards away from bears or wolves, and no closer than 25 yards of any other wildlife. It is important to keep campgrounds and developed areas clean and free of food and trash.

Trails and areas are sometimes closed or posted due to wildlife frequenting. It is a good idea to check our safety information concerning wildlife and humans.

Last updated: November 6, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

(406) 888-7800

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