Enmarcando el futuro: Empoderando la juventud a través de la fotografía

We’re all familiar with the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”, but this past summer eleven middle school students got to learn what it means firsthand. This experience came from Glacier in Focus, a five day program hosted by The Glacier Institute.

Cultivando Conexiones: Cómo Asociaciones Apoderan el programa educativo dirigido por los guardabosques de Glacier

Have you ever thought about what it takes to run a National Park? Supporting public lands takes a village. That is why the National Park Service relies on their partners to help fill in the gaps. For Glacier National Park, that’s the Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates, the Glacier Institute, and the Glacier Conservancy.

Nuestras recetas favoritas de arándanos

Shake up your menu with some Glacier-inspired recipes featuring our favorite huckleberry sets! When you buy your huckleberry set from shop.glacier.org, 100% of proceeds go back to preserving and protecting Glacier National Park.Ingredients 1 tube sugar cookie dough 8...

Una vista al mundo de los patos arlequín

Biologists have documented declines and distribution shifts of harlequin ducks and other birds throughout their ranges.

Artículo de Empleado: Mary Kate

My favorite night happened late into September — I had just fallen asleep when the sound of my roommates whispering down the stairs woke me up. They called my name, telling me to come out onto the porch between fits of giggles. I bundled up as quickly as I could, wrapping myself in a blanket and hustling out to meet them.

Preservando un ícono: Monitoreo de la calidad del agua en el lago McDonald

For many visitors, Lake McDonald serves as a welcome to Glacier National Park – and what a welcome it is. At just over 10 miles long and 464 feet deep, Lake McDonald is both Glacier’s longest and deepest lake.

Selecciones del personal: nuestras cosas favoritas

With so much great gear benefiting the park, it can be tough to choose the perfect items from the Glacier Conservancy Park Store. We've narrowed it down to some of our personal top picks so you can find your faves!Staff PicksColorful Wildflower Hydro Flask  “This...

Protegiendo los peces nativos en Glacier

Glacier National Park is well known for its stunning vistas, iconic megafauna, and pristine waters – but beneath the surface lies a hidden world locked in a perilous balance. Glacier is home to dwindling populations of westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout, which face the ever-looming threat of extirpation (local extinction) due, in large part, to competition with invasive species.

Desenredando el misterio de los nidos del águila dorada

A juvenile eagle spreads its wings. Photo by BJ Worth - WingsInNature.org In Glacier National Park, where the air is crisp and the mountains are steep, a remarkable bird can be found soaring on thermals across the expanse of blue sky. The golden eagle is a giant of...

Una Especie Clave Regresa a Casa

"Hoy estas praderas parecen escasas de vida, pero no siempre fue así. No hace mucho tiempo, eran pisoteadas por multitudes de manadas de búfalos y antílopes; en ese entonces, al lo largo de los valles de ríos y en los lados de las montañas llenas de pinos, ciervos, venados, y ovejas salvajes alimentaban...

Manteniendo Nuestros Ríos Salvages, Salvages.

Una mañana tranquila de primavera en el Río Flathead. Si haz visitado el parque Nacional de los Glaciares, probablemente haz notado la agua prístina de el Three Forks Flathead. Pero tal vez hay más río de lo que te das cuenta! ¿Sabías que 100 millas del Río Flathead...

La Increíble Relación entre los Osos Pardos de los Glaciares y las Palomillas

Foto de un oso buscando palomillas. Palomillas en fugas están circuladas en amarillo. Cada verano una cena peculiar ocurre en las montañas del Parque Nacional de los Glaciares...

5 Maneras de Celebrar la Semana de los Parques Nacionales

Photo by Sally Lombards National Park Week is here! This week is all about celebrating some of our favorite places where lifelong memories get made. We know this time of year looks a little different for everyone depending on where you are geographically, so we wanted...

Publicación de la Investigación de los Linces

Tal vez recuerdas que 2019 fue el año de la Conservación de Glacier nombrado "Año de el Lince." Ahora, en 2023, sabes más que nunca sobre la actividad de esta criatura elusiva Corona del Continente. En el curso de tres años, investigadores an dedicado su conocimiento...

Protegiendo la Vida Silvestre contra Enfermedad

Una de las experiencias únicas en el parque es la oportunidad de ver un ecosistema intacto lleno de animales silvestres. La megafauna majestuosa del parque son un recurso especial que nunca debamos dar por sentado, y un ecosistema intacto no es algo que simplemente sucede–requiere el trabajo incansable de los biólogos del parque para proteger la habitats y seguridad de estas criaturas.

Piikuni Lands Corps Crea Conexiones y Habilidades

Este verano marcó el triunfo regreso de el Piikuni Lands Service (PLSC) (Servicios Terrestres Piikuni), de su hiato durante la pandemia. El programa, cual involucra jovenes y juventud de la Nación Blackfeet en posiciones pagadas de conservación, alcanzo una meta importante este año; por la primera vez, el equipo fue liderado y organizado por personal de la nación Blackfeet.

Historic Photos Bring Going-to-the-Sun Road Construction to Life

Glacier National Park’s archives contain a wealth of fascinating materials and valuable historic documents, but with no park museum to display historic artifacts, documents, and photos, few people laid eyes on these incredible resources. A major digitization effort in Glacier’s archives is changing that—and so far, the results are amazing!

Last Minute Gifts

Last minute gifts for the Glacier lover in your life!

Interview with Anderson Design Group

Anderson Design Group's Glacier Posters Note from Anderson Design Group: As artists and wilderness explorers, our passion is to venture into our beloved 63 American National Parks, photograph and document these wonderful natural places, and share our enthusiasm for...

NPS Academy Internship Makes Glacier Careers Accessible for All

A new internship program is introducing participants from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the National Park Service to career opportunities at Glacier. This was no typical internship: ACE, the American Conservation Experience, has an innovative and immersive new training program to kindle passion and curiosity for NPS careers and build critical career skills. The training program, called the NPS Academy, is hosted at Grand Teton National Park. In March, the cohort of interns spends a week at the Academy building skills and making connections that will serve their future careers.

Gift Guides

We are all far too familiar with the feeling: you find what is sure to be the perfect present for [insert guy in your life here] and then you learn they already have what you had in mind and it's back to the drawing board. We have a perfectly curated list of gifts for...

Partner Spotlight: Iron Shield Creative

We recently met up with our partners from Iron Shield Creative, Lailani Upham and Carrie Lynn Bear Chief by Two Medicine Lake to talk about their work, why they love Glacier, and how you can get involved.

Wilderness Work Wins National Award

Jillian McKenna, Glacier National Park’s Wilderness Data Steward, was presented the Wes Henry Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Award by NPS Director Chuck Sams in a ceremony this August in Washington DC.

“It was especially meaningful to receive this award from Director Sams,” McKenna shared, “Since he’s the first indigenous person to serve as National Park Service Director.”

MAPS Station Research in Glacier

People often enjoy spending time outdoors for peace and quiet, but rarely is the forest completely silent. Glacier National Park has over 260 bird species that you have the opportunity to hear when spending time in the dense forest areas. Because of the important roles they play in the environment, studying bird population trends is a top priority among conservation biologists.

Current Conditions

Información del Parque

Visit the official Glacier National Park Website or view days and hours of Centros de Visitantes.

Reach the park at (406) 888-7800. Phones are generally staffed Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Parking & Road Conditions

Road conditions in Glacier can change quickly. Before you set out, check the current road conditions.

Get up to date parking and road status updates on the park’s Twitter feed.

The park spends months in the spring plowing the Going to the Sun Road and other roads throughout the park. Check on the plow status or see the latest photos from the road crew.


Cámaras Web are located throughout the park to help you plan for the current conditions.

Helpful Planning Tools


If you’re traveling to the area without a vehicle, or just want to let someone else do the driving and avoid looking for a parking space on a busy day, there are plenty of options.

Once you arrive at either the Apgar Visitor Center on the west side or the St. Mary Visitor Center on the east side, you can take the free Going-to-the-Sun Road Shuttle from July 1 through Labor Day, or take a tour on a red bus or with Sun Tours.

Park Express Shuttle: Runs from Whitefish to the Apgar Visitor Center four times daily.

Transportación del lado este: Runs between Glacier Park Lodge, Two Medicine, and St. Mary Lodge. From St. Mary Lodge, you can transfer to the free park shuttle on the Going-to-the-Sun Road or transfer to a Xanterra shuttle to visit Many Glacier.

By bicycle:  Park your car at Glacier Guides in West Glacier and rent a bicycle to ride the 1.5-mile bicycle trail (all downhill!) to the Apgar Visitor Center. It’s also half the cost to enter the park on bike or foot than in a vehicle.

Once in the park, there are two guided tour bus options in addition to the free shuttle. Both companies also offer pickup locations outside the park gates.

Red Bus Tours with Xanterra
Blackfeet Interpretive Tours with Sun Tours