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.
Visiting Glacier National Park
Glacier National park is huge. Crossing the park is a day trip in itself and seeing all of it would take a lifetime. Dramatic cliffsides and glacier-fed lakes make for challenging and deeply rewarding hikes. Wildlife is so abundant that ranger trained border collies keep the mountain goats away. So, it shouldn't be a surprise that this park is incredibly popular. Scoring a campingsite in the park requires reservations or a large serving of luck. Fortunately, Saint Mary, on the eastern side of the park, is full of hotels, motels, resorts, campgrounds, restaurants, and other services catering to Glacier visitors. Allow yourselves at least a few days to drive the Going-to-the-sun road, hike a few trails, and learn about the park's remarkable geography.
Things to Do In Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park