Current Conditions

 

Glacier National Park Is Temporarily Closed

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Glacier National Park is temporarily closed. For additional information visit: https://www.nps.gov/glac/learn/news/media20-04.htm

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.

 

Road Status and Plowing Information

 
A park ranger looks out over Lake McDonald on a snowy winter day
A park ranger looks out over Lake McDonald on a snowy winter day

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Weather

Weather is always unpredictable but especially so in Glacier. Cold snowy days are typical now through early Spring. Come prepared for changing conditions and potentially very cold and very snowy days.

National Weather Service Recreation Safety Forecast for Glacier National Park
(a clickable map of Glacier National Park weather)

Glacier National Park Forecast
(a text version of the weather forecast for Glacier)

Visit our Weather page for more information.

 
A beaver sits on the ice at the edge of a stream
A beaver sits on the ice at the edge of a stream

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Wildlife

Stay vigilant as you drive park roads, as many animals in Glacier are active year-round. Deer frequent the sides of the roadways and may dash out in front of your car. Winter places extra stress on park wildlife so make sure to always stay at least 25 yards from all wildlife and at least 100 yards from bears or wolves.

 
A crowd of people walk down a trail in the mountains.

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.

a sign about staying on the trail

Safety

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

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

(406) 888-7800

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