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At Glacier National Park, you can experience unspoiled forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and stunning lakes. With over 700 mi (1,100 km) of trails, the place remains a hiker's paradise, providing plenty of pristine wilderness and solitude. While there, you can also relive the historic days of early settlers through various chalets, lodges, and the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Together with Waterton Lake National Park in Canada, this park forms Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make Glacier National Park a centerpiece of your West Glacier vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our West Glacier attractions planner.
Glacier National Park reviews
We have planned a trip to Glacier with friends in July 2023. Spent $1000's on flights and lodging. I tried to get a travel pass on Going-to-the-Sun today 3/2/23. Apparently they were released...
We have planned a trip to Glacier with friends in July 2023. Spent $1000's on flights and lodging. I tried to get a travel pass on Going-to-the-Sun today 3/2/23. Apparently they were released... more »
Absolutely a must! Went with a tour bus which seems the best way to go. Timing is everything. We went in August. The Road to the Sun was open and we went on the Red Jammer Tour. Every direction...
Absolutely a must! Went with a tour bus which seems the best way to go. Timing is everything. We went in August. The Road to the Sun was open and we went on the Red Jammer Tour. Every direction... more »
Words cannot express the beauty of this area. Pictures don’t do it justice. It was breathtaking. We had a 2, a 9 and an 11 year child with us so we did the Going to the Sun Road and took...
Words cannot express the beauty of this area. Pictures don’t do it justice. It was breathtaking. We had a 2, a 9 and an 11 year child with us so we did the Going to the Sun Road and took... more »
What a majestic place! We spent 7 days in this wonderful national park and we enjoyed every single minute. Going to the sun road is amazing and very reminiscent of Switzerland. The campgrounds are full in August and make sure you reserve you camping spot several months before your trip. I saw multiple cars driving around looking for a camping spot with no luck. If you love hiking, Highline trail is beautiful for sight seeing and observing the wild animals. The hike can take 10-12 hrs depending on how fast you are and on the hike conditions. We did in August and some spots had snow on the ground due to recent snow storm. Also, you can park the car at the end of the trail and take the shuttle to Logan pass and start the hike there. Make sure you check the shuttle hours since they vary. In addition, keep in mind that going to the sun road is closed from September til early June. My favorite part of the park is the Many Glacier side and we stayed at the Swiss Lodge which is worth to stay at least one night if they have availability. There is another gorgeous hike from many lake to the glacier but you need to take the boat pass or wake up earlier and hike two lake before you get to real hike.
The 15,000+ reviews speak for themselves. You want to experience this gem of a National park while the glaciers are still here. Notice that all negative reviews are from visitors who have not spent a minute researching the proper procedure of entering. We have made several cross-country road trips and have entered and exited the park many times without ever having a problem. The National Park Entrance is open 24 hours, all year round, and will give you access to the Going-To-The-Sun Road from the west side. This is one of the most epic routes in the country, so you don’t want to miss this! HOWEVER, you need to book an online reservation to get in, and the slots are open from May 27 to September 11, 2022. This is a simple procedure that is done online. Do this, and you won’t have a problem entering. The entrance fee is about $35, but we recommend the annual National Park Pass, which is $80, because you can enter unlimited and visit all National Parks. Both are very fair prices for such a unique experience and important place for our environment. Also, bring water, food/snacks and a sun hat. You can easily forget time and wander the entire day.
Wow. Truly breathtaking. My absolutely most favorite park, ever. There are not enough pictures that could describe the beauty this park holds and is. There are so many waterfalls, hiking trails, and gorgeous scenery, that you can spend a week here easily. The west side of the park looks like the pictures, and the east is a bit more dry, but still gorgeous. Very highly recommend. If you don’t want to pay the park fees, you can enter before and after hours as well! (Check their website if they are still doing this) At the top, there is a very popular trail, but the parking lot is very full quickly, so be prepared to go very early or after hours if you want yo get a good parking spot. They do not allow dogs on trails though, so keep that in mind if you travel with yours. Overall amazing park and experience.
We had a very beautiful time visiting in March. We did hikes over 2 days and were able to experience a lot of what was open this time of year. There are about 10 miles of going to the sun road which still provide incredible views. Hikes were good, not terribly busy this time of year. Lots of wildlife. Trails were pretty well marked and things were all in good condition.
I have been all over most of the United States and lived in five different states. I have never seen a place as beautiful as Glacier National Park! It has the most stunning views! Crystal clear mountain lakes. Unbelievable waterfalls and streams. So much natural beauty and history. It is utterly amazing to see in person. There is so much to see and do it would take a week to see it all. I came in west Glacier and went out the east side. It was such an amazing drive through the park. A true national treasure!
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