Explore things to see and do in Glacier National Park. Established as a National Park in 1910 it is a land of mountain ranges carved by prehistoric ice rivers. It features alpine meadows, deep forests, waterfalls, about 25 glistening glaciers and 200 sparkling lakes. The vistas seen from Going-To-The-Sun Road are breathtaking, a photographer's paradise. Relatively few miles of road exist in the park's 1,600 square miles of picturesque landscape, thus preserving its primitive and unspoiled beauty.
Named one of the "Top 25 Ski Towns in the World" by National Geographic, Whitefish is located on the shores of Whitefish Lake and at the base of Big Mountain (home to Whitefish Mountain Resort).
Flathead Lake, championship golf courses, two ski resorts, unlimited trails for hiking and lakes and streams for fishing, outstanding arts and culture, charming small towns and warm western hospitality: make Kalispell your basecamp and discover them all.
Nestled in the northeast corner of the spectacular Flathead Valley lies a community which boasts Montana hospitality and family fun like no other.
West Glacier anchors the western entrance to Glacier National Park and provides a variety of visitor services including lodging, cafes and gift shops.
At the heart of the community is the unique and historic Polebridge Mercantile, a combination store, post office, gas station and a few rental cabins. The Northern Lights Saloon serves beer and meals beneath propane lights.
East Glacier Park
East Glacier Park is the perfect point to start, headquarter or end your visit to Glacier National Park.
St. Mary is near the east entrance of Glacier National Park and is situated between Lower St. Mary Lake, in Glacier County, and Upper St. Mary Lake, in the park.
Babb is located at the edge of Glacier National Park along the St. Mary River. There are numerous outdoor activities and scenic views just minutes away from this small town.
Top 10 Hikes in Glacier National Park
In 2011, Jake Bramante became the first person to hike all 734 miles of trail in Glacier National Park in one summer. He documented his experience starting with McDonald Creek trail on his blog, Hike 734.
The Going-to-the-Sun Road was completed in 1932 and is a spectacular 50 mile, paved two-lane highway that bisects the park east and west.
BACKBONE OF THE ROCKIES
Rugged, wild, and incredibly scenic, this five-day trip is filled with only-in-Montana experiences. Travel Glacier National Park’s legendary Going-to-the-Sun Road.