Fall in Glacier National Park
The secret is out!
Autumn in Glacier National Park is golden. Brilliant fall colors set against snow-capped peaks make for a picture perfect visit. You're also likely to encounter fewer visitors and more parking spaces. However, that does mean that you should be prepared to be a bit more self-sufficient than you might need to be in the summer months. Weather can change rapidly and snow is certain at the higher elevations, so dress appropriately.
By the end of September, all lodging and most concessioners inside the park have closed for the season although there are still plenty of options in the surrounding communities.
After Labor Day, all camping within the park is first come, first served and campgrounds rarely fill. By November 1, Apgar and St. Mary Campgrounds are the only auto campgrounds that remain open and no fees are charged for the winter.
Visitor information can be obtained in person at Headquarters (open Monday through Friday year round), the Apgar Visitor Center (weekends only after mid- October), St. Mary Visitor Center (closes early October) and the Logan Pass Visitor Center (closes mid-September). Check the Operating Hours page for specifics.
Your resource for getting to and around the park.
An interactive map that lets you see what parts of Going‑to‑the‑Sun Road and other park roads are open or closed.
View a live feed of the current conditions in the park with Glacier’s many webcams.
For the latest updates on trail and area closings and postings.
For camping information and regulations.
Glacier National Park Real-Time Updates.