Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park has it all- hiking, backpacking, accessible views, stunning drives, wildlife, and photography! The park is huge so expect to spend 5 to 7 days to see the highlights along Going-to-the-Sun Road. More time is needed to drive to other regions of the park and to backpack. Roughly 110 miles of the Continental Divide Trail runs within the boundaries of Glacier National Park, which would make an incredible section hike!

THE APPEAL:

  • Incredible views, day hikes, and camping along going-to-the-sun road!

  • stunning backpacking trails.

  • the happiest and friendliest rangers I’ve ever met in any national park.

LOCATION: glacier national park, Montana

SEASON:

  • Going-to-the-sun road (which offers full access to the park) Typically opens in late June or early July and usully remains open into october.

  • mid/late summer till early fall is best for full access to hiking trails.

GETTING THERE:

  • Drive time from Banff national park: 4 hours 20 minutes

  • Drive time from yellowstone national park: 6 hours

TIPS:

  • plan for early mornings to get a first-come-first-served campsite during your time in the park.

 
USAMikaela Gregory