Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park
P.O. Box 128
West Glacier, Montana 59936
This spectacular park on the Canadian border has high country hiking and camping. Amazing mountains, foaming cascades, roaring streams, beautiful lakes, abundant wildlife, and nasty mosquitoes. The Glacier National Park was established in 1910, authorized as part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park in 1932, designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1976, and a World Heritage Site in 1995. This ruggedly beautiful land includes more than 50 glaciers, countless lakes and streams, and a myriad of wildflowers and wildlife.
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- Lake McDonald: 3,150 feet
- Logan Pass: 6,640 feet
- Many Glacier: 4,900 feet
- Polebridge: 3,600 feet
- St. Mary Lake: 4,500 feet
- Two Medicine: 5,150 feet
Summer Rate (May through October):
- $25.00; entrance fee for all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle (car, truck, or van). Non-transferable. Good for seven days.
- $12.00; per person entrance fee for a visitor traveling on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or for individuals traveling together in a vehicle as a non-commercial, organized group. Non-transferable. Good for seven days.
Open daily. The highest portion of Going-to-the-Sun Road is open over Logan Pass in mid-June through mid-October. The Visitor Centers are open daily, but hours vary by season.
There are three Visitor Centers: Apgar, on the west side of the Park; Logan pass, on the Going-to-the-Sun Road; and, St. Mary, on the east side of the Park. Ranger stations, wayside exhibits, book stores, gift shops, laundry, picnic areas, post offices, and religious services.
- The west entrance to the park, near West Glacier, Montana, is 19 miles east of Columbia Falls via U.S. 2.
- The east entrance in St. Mary is 32 miles northwest of Browning via U.S. 89.
Map Coordinates (NAD83): 48 37.100N; 113 45.00W
Severe storms come quickly, even in summer, with attendant exposure to low temperature, rain, snow, sleet, and lightning.
Regulations and Precautions
- No vehicles wider than 8 feet or longer than 21 feet are allowed on Logan pass between Avalanche and Sun Point (along Going-to-the-Sun Road).
- Watch for water and snow hazards, altitude sickness, hypothermia, ticks, and wild animals.
- Avoid steep snowfields.
- Keep your distance from all animals. (See Bears for more information.)