Native America Speaks 40th Anniversary Art Contest

Congratulations to artist Henrietta Wolf Black, the winner of the Native America Speaks 40th Anniversary Art Contest!   Henrietta’s design has been selected as the first ever logo for Glacier National Park’s Native America Speaks program. Native America Speaks is...

Wolverine Research Underway in Glacier

Photo: Amy Macleod You may or may not have heard of a wolverine. This elusive animal is the largest member of the weasel family. Little is known about this iconic species of Glacier National Park, which typically occupy remote stretches and high elevation habitats....

Welcome To Our New Business Partner, The Raw Stone

The Glacier Conservancy is pleased to welcome one of our newest business partners, The Raw Stone. The Raw Stone is a San Francisco-based jewelry maker specializing in ethically-sourced raw diamond & gemstone jewelry. They are donating 10% of proceeds from their...

Glacier Park Podcast Returns for Season Two

Ilawye the Great Grandparent Whitebark Pine Tree Photo: NPS Just in time for the new year, you can now tune into the first episode of the brand new season of Glacier's podcast. Headwaters is a podcast from Glacier National Park, made possible thanks to your donations...

Park Store Team Funds Multiple Projects In Glacier for 2022

Every year, the Glacier Conservancy's park store team selects a project in need of funding to be the focus of their add-on donation engagement efforts. Throughout the busy summer season, the park store staff create meaningful connections with visitors that translate...

Great Gray & Boreal Owl Research Underway Thanks to 2019 Giving Tuesday Donors

Photo: Fyn Kynd A great gray owl. Long before humans ever set foot in Montana, great gray and boreal owls have called it home. But you’d be lucky to spot one of these elusive birds while hiking through the forest. Owls hunt by night and roost by day, usually...

New Internship Program Focuses on Conservation In Glacier and Community

Photo: NPS With your support, the Glacier Conservancy is furthering our mission to preserve and protect Glacier National Park through strong community partnerships. This year, we teamed up with Glacier's Education Program and Whitefish School District to offer a new...

Glacier Conservancy’s Website Published In Spanish

In an effort to engage the over 40 million people in America who speak Spanish at home (13% of the U.S. population), the Glacier Conservancy this year launched a project to translate a great portion of our website from English to Spanish. This important project was...

Microplastics Study Underway on Lake McDonald

Photo: NPS Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park is renowned for many reasons. At ten miles long and nearly 500 feet deep, it's the largest lake in the park and offers stunning clarity, colorful rocks, and sweeping views that provide a glimpse into the park's rugged...

Staff Picks: what we’re loving right now

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 favorites!Staff Picks1. Relief Map"I love the relief map...

Program Assists In Bird Conservation In Glacier National Park

Photo: NPS When you're on a hike or looking up toward the sky in Glacier National Park, you will likely notice a vast array of birds. With the park being situated along the Continental Divide, several different habitats have emerged that are ideal for birds. More than...

Solar Panels Installed at Park Headquarters

Photo: NPS Next time you're in West Glacier, you may notice a recent upgrade at Glacier National Park's Headquarters building: a brand new rooftop solar system. The headquarters building is the hub of Glacier's operations, housing park leadership offices and providing...

Protecting Native Plants In Glacier National Park

Photo: Maddy Elrick and Brayden Hall Your generous donations to the Glacier Conservancy continue to assist the park’s native plant restoration efforts in many ways. From engaging future stewards in our local schools, to monitoring rare plants throughout the park,...

Examining Visitor Use Trends In Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park has seen a 40% growth in visitation since 2012. This unprecedented increase in popularity has implications for protecting natural and cultural resources as well as for providing a quality visitor experience. Thanks in part to your generous...

Restoring Keystone Species In Glacier National Park

Photos: NPS Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Vlad Kovalenko moved to the US at the age of 7 and grew up on the east coast before moving west to earn his Bachelor of Science from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He began working seasonal field tech jobs for seven...

Workshop Provides Opportunities for Local Teachers

Photo: T. Wenum, USFS Now in its second year, the Flathead Watershed Through The Seasons workshop continues to provide professional development opportunities for local teachers in the Flathead community. The workshop is made possible by your generous donations to the...

Get Involved with Clark’s Nutcracker Nest Sightings

Photo: NPS Calling all birders & wildlife enthusiasts: we need your help! Dr. Taza Schaming is seeking help in locating Clark’s Nutcracker nests for The Nutcracker Ecosystem Project and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology Clark's Nutcracker/Whitebark Pine Ecosystem...

Bighorn Sheep In Glacier

Photo: Julie Mitchell If you’ve ever driven along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, gone for a backcountry hike in Glacier, or experienced the grandeur of Hidden Lake, there's a good chance you've seen one of the park's most majestic species: Glacier's bighorn sheep. With an...

Listen To Glacier’s New Podcast

Photo: NPS Missing Glacier? Tune into the park's brand new podcast! Headwaters is a new podcast from Glacier National Park, made possible thanks to your donations to the Glacier Conservancy. Season 1 Available Now Season 1 is now available wherever you get your...

Making Glacier Accessible For All

Photo: Becca Stohr In an effort to make Glacier National Park more inclusive for everyone, the park is implementing projects that are making trails and campgrounds more accessible for people with disabilities. Your donations to the Glacier Conservancy are making these...

Preserving Glacier’s History & Cultural Resources

Photo: Casey VanFossen This summer, Casey VanFossen was hard at work supporting Glacier's Cultural Resources program. A rising student earning her Master of Science in Engineering, Casey filled a void this summer by performing a variety of legacy data preservation...

Glacier Desktop Wallpapers

Turn your work-from-home station into a work-from-Glacier paradise.Share your love for Glacier with Desktop WallpapersTransport yourself to the beauty of Glacier this fall and winter with one of our desktop wallpapers, featuring the incredible work of photographer...

Glacier gear our staff is raving about

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 favorites! Now through October 9, take 15% off these staff...

Fisheries Intern Reels In First Summer In Glacier

Photo: Brandon Barnes After spending an entire summer in the field in Glacier, Brandon Barnes has more experience under his belt than most students his age. Brandon, a 24 year-old student enrolled in Flathead Valley Community College's (FVCC) Natural Resources...

Current Conditions

Park Information

Visit the official Glacier National Park Website or view days and hours of Visitor Centers.

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.

Weather

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

Helpful Planning Tools

HOW TO SEE 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.

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.

East Side Shuttle: 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