Seasons

Photo: Noah Couser

Situated along the Continental Divide in northern Montana, Glacier National Park is open year-round and experiences four distinct seasons: fall, winter, spring and summer.  

Hands down, the most popular (and busiest) time of year to see Glacier National Park is summer. The summer season offers the most accessibility for trails, roads and experiences. Summer highlights include driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road, hiking in the park and taking advantage of long daylight hours.

Spring and fall are comfortable times to visit the park, with both offering a quieter experience. Spring highlights include hiking and biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road before it opens to vehicular traffic, while fall brings stunning fall colors and ample wildlife-watching opportunities. During the winter, Glacier National Park is transformed into a winter wonderland. And while access is more limited, the park—especially the Going-to-the-Sun Road and trails—become an ideal destination for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.