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Glacier National Park visitor information provides everything the traveler needs to plan a trip to this beautiful park in northwest Montana. Find where Glacier National Park is, how to get there by automobile, train, bus or air, how to get around within the park and nearby communities where you can rent cars.
Mount Cleveland, 10,448 feet
Glacier National Park is in northwestern Montana and adjoins its neighbor, the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, to form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, a world first.
Write to: Superintendent, Glacier National Park, West Glacier, MT. Phone: 406-888-7800.
Getting to Glacier National Park
Main routes in are from the east or west via US 2, from the east via US 89, and from the south via US 93. The primary route between Canada and America is Chief Mountain International Highway, which is closed to winter travel.
Glacier Park International Airport is 25 miles west of West Glacier. Services include Big Sky Airlines, Delta Airlines, Horizon Airlines and Holman Aviation (private charters). The airport at Great Falls is 197 miles east of West Glacier. Rental cars are available at both airports.
Buses and Shuttles to the Park
Glacier Park Inc. (GPI). Provides shuttles from one lodge to another. Please call ahead as a minimum number of passengers may be requires. Phone: 406-892-2525.
The daily Amtrak passenger service the Empire Builder, which runs between Seattle/Portland and Chicago, follows along the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. It stops at East Glacier (Glacier Park Station, summer only), West Glacier (Belton Station), Essex and Whitefish.
Getting Around Within the Park
GPI park shuttles operate from one lodge to another. These shuttles take time, however, because of their many stops. Also, some shuttles may require a minimum number of passengers before they travel at all. Therefore you may want to inquire ahead of time by calling GPI at 406-892-2525.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Moon Glacier National Park, 6th Edition (Moon Handbooks) by Becky Lomax. Get an insider's perspective on hiking the park's trails, unique trip strategies, a wildlife watching tour, a one day Glacier tour, biking up Going-to-the-Sun Road and wildlife viewing. Photographs and maps are included in this guide. Order now...
Glacier National Park: Crown Jewel of the Continent by Will MacPheat. This book contains a collection of photographs of Glacier National Park featuring Lake McDonald, Avalanche Lake, Going to the Sun Highway, St. Mary's, Many Glacier and Two Medicine areas. Order now...
Insiders' Guide to Glacier National Park, 6th: Including the Flathead Valley & Waterton Lakes National Park by Michael McCoy. This book is the essential source for information to this outdoor paradise that offers diverse opportunities for fun and adventure. Written by a local, this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Glacier and its surrounding environs. Order now...
The Photographer's Guide to Glacier National Park: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them (The Photographer's Guide) by Gordon Sullivan. This experienced, world-class free-lance photographer shares his secrets and favorite little-known locales in this coffee table book that contains 96 color photographs of Glacier National Park. Order now...
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