Winter

  • Snowshoe Walks Begin January 10

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    Join A Park Ranger to Explore the Winter Environment 

    WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park is offering winter snowshoe walks every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. beginning Saturday, January 10, Winter Trails Day.  This day is celebrated throughout the country as an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and discover the fitness and social benefits of outdoor activities.  The snowshoe walks will continue through Sunday, March 22.

    The public is invited to join the two-hour, ranger-led snowshoe excursions into the park’s winter environment.  The program is free. Participants are encouraged to bring snowshoes or they are available to rent for a nominal fee at the Apgar Visitor Center.  Participants should wear sturdy winter boots, dress in layers for a variety of winter conditions, and bring water and snacks.

    This year, the walks will begin and conclude at the relocated Apgar Visitor Center. There is no group size limit and reservations are not accepted. The snowshoe walks are suitable for varying ages and abilities, but are not recommended for children under age 6.

    The snowshoe walks are presented in partnership with the Glacier National Park Conservancy.  The Conservancy is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and the official non-profit fundraising partner of Glacier National Park,  providing support for preservation, education, and research through philanthropy and outreach.   For more information about the Glacier National Park Conservancy visit http://glacier.org/wp/.

    Park entrance fees are required.  The park’s winter entrance fee is $15 for vehicles and $10 for single entrants (hiker /bicyclist /motorcyclist) for a seven-day pass. When an entrance station is not staffed, it is the responsibility of the visitor to pay entrance fees at self-pay stations at respective park entrance stations. Annual park passes, which allow visitors unlimited entry to the park for 12 months from the first date of entry, are available for $35.  Annual passes may be purchased on weekends from staffed entrance stations, at park headquarters on weekdays from

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by calling 406-888-7800.

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  • Glacier in the winter? Yes!

    Glacier in WinterDid you know that Glacier National Park is special, even in the winter? Most of the Park’s two million annual visitors think it’s closed when many of the roads shut down, however a winter wonderland awaits.

    One of the great ways to see the Park during this time of year is to put on some cross-country skis or snowshoes and head on out. Numerous waterfowl can be seen on Lake McDonald, chickadees can be seen and heard flitting about overhead and the iconic towering peaks turn pinks and purple as the winter sun sets early.

    If you don’t know where to go or don’t have anyone to go with, you should come with us! Each Friday from the beginning of February to the end of March, we head on into the Park and would love to have you join us. Feel free to contact us at 406-892-3250 to find out where we are meeting and what time.

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