Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is home to magnificent landscapes, unique plants and animals seldom found anywhere else in our system of national parks. Turquoise lakes feed rushing rivers that cut through towering, awe-inspiring peaks. Nestled far from populated cities, Glacier allows visitors to breathe alpine air, see the night sky lit up with stars and rediscover the most meaningful parts of life. Grizzly bears, mountain goats and loons find sanctuary in the Park’s countless hidden valleys while a rich frontier history deepens the significance of this sacred place. A great variety of campgrounds, over 700 miles of hiking trails, quaint backcountry Swiss chalets and gorgeous early 20th century hotels allow just about anyone to get lost in the mountains. Traveling to Glacier is venturing into true wilderness.
Location: Northwest Montana
Best Time to Visit: June-September
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking, Biking, Camping, Wildlife Viewing, Rafting, Skiing, Horseback Riding
- Over 900,000 acres of wilderness protect primitive ecosystems and some of the country’s only hiking-accessible glaciers
- One of America’s oldest national parks preserves history of westward expansion and ongoing relationship between the U.S. and indigenous cultures
- Going-to-the-Sun Road climbs mountainsides and crosses the Continental Divide, allowing visitors to experience unforgettable scenery and encounter elusive animals from the comfort of their cars or park shuttles