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Glacier National Park The Crown of the Continent Beckons

The Crown of the Continent Beckons

You don’t even need to see what’s around the next bend to be stopped in your tracks at Glacier National Park. The sheer beauty is jaw dropping from every angle. With over 1 million acres of towering, jagged peaks, cascading waterfalls, wild meadows and sparkling waters, plus wildlife watching and recreation opportunities, it is, quite simply, the vacation of a lifetime. The raw splendor of glacial-carved terrain is unlike any other place on earth. There’s something to be said about climbing high enough to see as far as the eye can see. And when you experience that kind of vastness in Glacier National Park, it’s not something you’ll soon—or ever—forget.

Glacier National Park has one of the largest intact ecosystems in the lower 48, and it's surprisingly easy to explore by road or trail. The Going-to-the-Sun Road—an engineering marvel and National Historic Landmark—takes visitors through the heart of the park over Logan Pass and is one of the most scenic drives in North America.

And while summer is the park’s busiest season, it’s open—and lovely—year-round. Autumn offers quiet exploration among golden hues and prime wildlife viewing. Winter in the park is prime for snowshoeing, ice climbing and cross-country skiing, and springtime offers an opportunity to take advantage of a vehicle-free bicycle ride up the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

The park has announced plans for major construction areas during the 2023 summer season. Prepare for traffic delays at the West Entrance and closures in the North Fork. In addition, construction will continue on multiple bridges within the park, as well as the Going-to-the-Sun Road and Lake McDonald area, and just outside the park in Polebridge and on U.S. Highways 2 and 89. Read more here.

Glacier National Park has announced it will once again implement a vehicle reservation system for the 2023 peak season—May 26 through September 10—to enhance visitor experience while managing traffic on Going-to-the-Sun Road, the North Fork, Two Medicine and Many Glacier during peak hours. Each location has unique details and requires a separate reservation. Additional details about the vehicle reservation system are available here.

To learn more about the history and culture of the park, please visit the National Park Service website.

Click here for updates every half hour on Glacier National Park weather, campsite availability, parking status and road reports.

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News from Glacier National Park Currently, 50 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

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