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Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Glacier National Park

With over 800 miles of hiking trails, Glacier National Park in Montana is a hiker’s paradise.

Pristine lakes, colorful wildflowers, and spectacular mountain views make this park one of the best places to visit for adventure seekers.

The Visitors Guide To Glacier

west glacier national park entrance station

Navigating the reservation system

Advanced reservations are required in many areas of Glacier. Find out how to make reservations and how to plan a last-minute trip without one.

mountain goat on the boardwalk at the hidden lake overlook trail in glacier national park montana

Best Things To Do

Don’t miss these top-rated activities in Glacier National Park! The best scenic drives, tours, hiking trails, and accommodations.

grinnell glacier overlook trail

Top 15 Hiking Trails

The best family-friendly hikes, backpacking routes, and overlooks in Glacier National Park.

camping tent at apgar campsite in glacier national park

13 Best Camping Sites In Glacier

The best tent and RV campsites. Primitive campgrounds, and wilderness campsites. Find out where to get reservations and how to plan ahead.

Exploring Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is broken up into 9 distinct sections. Each area of the park has its own feel and activities.

Going-to-the-sun road cuts all the way through the park from the west Glacier entrance to St Mary Lake on the east.

This is one of the only paved roads within the park and the most convenient way to get around.

map of areas and sections within glacier national park including waterton lakes, north fork, goat haunt, belly river, lake mcdonald, many glacier, st mary, walton, and two medicine

Areas of Glacier National Park

  • Waterton Lakes National Park (Canada)
  • North Fork
  • Goat Haunt
  • Belly River
  • Lake McDonald
  • Many Glacier
  • St Mary
  • Walton
  • Two Medicine

Download Glacier National Park Hiking Maps