Glacier National Park
Visitor Information

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.



Note the U-shaped "hanging valley". A typical feature of the area, formed when one glacier cuts across the path of another.

Highest Point
Mount Cleveland, 10,448 feet

Location
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.


Aerial photo from helicopter tour by Jenie Woehler of Historic Tamarack Lodge.

Park Information

Write to: Superintendent, Glacier National Park, West Glacier, MT. Phone: 406-888-7800.

Getting to Glacier National Park

Road
Glacier National Park RoutesMain 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.

Air
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.

Rail
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.

Rental Cars
Rental cars are available in the nearby communities of Browning, Columbia Falls, Essex, East Glacier, West Glacier, Great Falls, Kalispell, Whitefish, Lethbridge, and Calgary.

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.

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