FAQ

You're planning a trip to Glacier National Park. To help make your travels easier, we've compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers.

When is Glacier National Park open?
Glacier National Park is open year-round.

When is the best time of year to visit Glacier National Park?
It depends on what you want to see and do when you're here. Summer offers the most accessibility into the park, as the Going-to-the-Sun Road is open in its entirety and there is easy access into the park's backcountry trails. Spring and fall are two of the quietest seasons in the park and provide beautiful scenery and prime wildlife-watching opportunities. If you want to ski or snowshoe through untouched powder—and have the park basically all to yourself—plan to visit during winter.

When does the Going-to-the-Sun Road open?
Parts of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open year-round (check out the latest road report here), while the road is open in its entirety from mid-June to October, weather dependent.

What are the lodging options inside Glacier National Park?
Glacier Park is home to a variety of lodging accommodations, including historic lodges, motor inns, cabins, campsites and two backcountry chalets. Many of the park's surrounding communities—including St. Mary, East Glacier Park and West Glacier—also offer abundant lodging options for visitors to Glacier National Park.

What types of guided tours are available in Glacier Park?
The National Park Service offers interpretive tours throughout the park and ranger-led programs, while guided hikes, boat tours, horseback trail rides and bus tours are available inside the park.

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