A Magnificent Wilderness
Glacier National Park was established in May 11, 1910. Along with its sister park Waterton Lakes National Park, Glacier straddles the Montana - Canada border. As the name and location would suggest, glaciers dominate the mountain sides even in the dead of summer. The park is home to mountain goats, big horn sheep, black bears, and grizzlies. Visitors enjoy the park's 1,583 square miles of mountains, lakes, trails, and diverse wildlife. There are 700 miles of trails to hike and 78 campgrounds (though 65 of these are backcountry campgrounds). The Going-to-the-Sun Road travels up to Logan Pass and winds between alpine meadows, roaring waterfalls, and breathtaking cliffs.