Jackson Glacier Overlook

A view of a distant glacier.
A view of Jackson Glacier from Going-to-the-Sun Road

Quick Facts

Bus/Shuttle Stop, Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trailhead

Jackson Glacier Overlook is home to the best view of a glacier along Going-to-the-Sun Road, telling one of the park's most important stories. In 1966, Jackson Glacier measured 316 acres. By 2015, it measured 187 acres. 

You can see Jackson Glacier from the parking area, or hike towards it along the trail to Gunsight Lake, which begins at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

Glacier National Park

Last updated: June 16, 2023