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Plan Your Next Trip to Glacier National Park

Park Information

Contact Glacier

(406) 888-7800

Monday – Friday

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Map

Map of Glacier National Park.

Directions

Operating hours, seasons, directions and park conditions.

Park Pass

Buy park passes and learn about fees.

Safety Tips

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Road Conditions

Going-to-the-Sun Road is partially open year round and fully open from late June or early July until October. Road conditions change rapidly in the park; get the current park roads status before setting out. Click here >>

Explore Glacier Without A Car

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. Click here >>

Hiking

Glacier’s 734 miles of trails offer hiking opportunities of every difficulty level and duration. Find your perfect hike today. 

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Where to Stay

Find the perfect place to lay your head during your Glacier getaway. Options range from 5-star luxury hotels to backcountry camping and everything in between! Click here >>

Park Store

Check out the Park Stores for great Glacier gear! Each purchase supports projects and programs throughout the park. Become a Friend of Glacier for 15% off every purchase.  Click here >>

Park Activities

There’s no end to the ways you can enjoy the natural beauty of Glacier. From hiking, camping, and cross-country skiing to scenic drives, ranger-led activities, and more, the park has something for everyone. Click here.

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Day Hike Essentials

Glacier is still a wild place. Be prepared.

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Plenty of water
  • Mosquito or bug repellent
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Rain gear and layers for warmth
  • Bear spray
  • Something to eat

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Weather

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The Continental Divide runs through the middle of the park from north to south, creating two distinct climates. The lush west side is the edge of the Pacific Northwest rainforest, while the eastern front is drier, cooler, and windier. Be prepared for extreme conditions on either side.

Wildlife & Safety

Glacier provides a wonderful opportunity to view animals in their natural setting. Always enjoy wildlife from a safe distance. Do not approach wildlife to take photographs.

Feeding, harassing, or molesting wildlife is strictly prohibited and subject to fine. Bears, mountain lions, goats, deer, or any other species of wildlife can present a real and painful threat, especially females with young.

It is recommended you don’t hike alone. Trail running is also discouraged because runners run the risk of surprising a bear on the trail.