Things To Do

  • Visitors hiking along Cosley Lake

    With 734 miles to choose from, there is something for everyone. Use these resources to pick what hike is right for you.

  • Backcountry Site at Cracker Lake with Tent
    Backcountry Camping

    With its towering mountains, pristine alpine lakes, abundant wildlife, and over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a backpacking paradise.

  • Ranger and Visitor on the historic DeSmet
    Ranger-led Programs

    Our scheduled activities include a variety of ranger-led programs, from easy walks and evening talks, to all-day hikes and boat tours.

  • Visitors enjoying a boat tour of Lake McDonald
    Guided Tours

    Rangers are not the only naturalists that lead groups in the park. Check out the tour options offered by park concessions.

  • Haystack Creek flowing under the Going-to-the-Sun Road
    Going-to-the-Sun Road

    A quintessential part of any Glacier visit, Going-to-the-Sun Road connects the east and west sides through the middle of the park.

  • Visitor by campfire

    Enjoy the crackling of a campfire and sleep under the stars. With 13 campgrounds and 1,009 sites to choose from, options are plentiful.

  • Visitor taking a photo of Wild Goose Island

    Glacier is a photographer's paradise. Here are a few tips from our park photographers if you are looking for some great places to shoot.

  • Visitors biking the road along McDonald Creek during hiker/biker season

    Learn the rules for biker access on Going-to-the-Sun Road and other opportunities available to cyclists.

  • Visitor fly fishing on Lake McDonald during the sunset

    No license is needed to fish in the park, but you do need to know the many rules and limits, which vary with each body of water.

  • Visitors boating on Bowman Lake on an overcast day

    You will need to acquire a free permit and pass inspection before launching. Check the rules and regulations before you visit.

  • Visitor riding a horse on the Cracker Lake loop.
    Private Stock Use

    Learn the rules associated with stock use in Glacier, including which trails are not stock-friendly and where to find loading ramps.

  • Visitor skiing the road to Fish Creek
    Cross-country Skiing

    There is fun to be had when the snow flies in winter. See trail recommendations and check conditions.

  • Photo of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in late summer
    River Camping

    Foot and stock are not the only ways to reach a campsite. Find out the required gear and your location options.

  • Visitors jumping into Lake McDonald while other take photos
    Special Events

    In addition to our ranger-led programs, Glacier also hosts special events throughout the year.


Last updated: February 14, 2019

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PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936



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