Have Fun and Stay Safe

Water rushing through Avalanche Gorge Creek


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

Highline Trail with steep drop-offs just a few steps from the trail

Steep Terrain

Many accidents occur when people fall after stepping off trails or roadsides, or by venturing onto very steep slopes.

Black bear feeding in tall vegetation


An icon of wilderness, Glacier is home to large numbers of both black and grizzly bears.

Mountain Lion captured with a remote camera trap

Mountain Lions

Take precautions to protect you and your children from an accidental encounter.

Mountain Goat on a rocky outcrop

Other Wildlife

Always enjoy wildlife from the safety of your car or from a safe distance. Do not approach wildlife to take photographs.


Learn more about safely Watching Wildlife from NPS experts.

Last updated: May 16, 2018

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West Glacier, MT 59936


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