Glacier National Park Guide 2020 : National Parks Navigator

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Glacier National Park

Where is this Park?

The crown jewel of America's parks sits at the top of the Rocky Mountains at the Canadian border in Montana. This mountainous park is over one million acres of scenic wonder carved by retreating glaciers. This area is filled with wildlife, hundreds of lakes and the source of several rivers.

How to get to the Park?

ACCESS: Drive up from Whitefish, Montana on Highways 40 and 2 for the West entrance at Apgar, or come on Highway 2 for the East entrances at East Glacier Park, two Medicine and Saint Mary. Public transportation is as follows: Commercial air service is through Whitefish at Glacier International Airport. Car rental from the airport gives you the best access to the many park attractions. Park Bus service is available from Park Shuttles . Greyhound has bus service to Whitefish.

Train service is available via Amtrak through Seattle, Washington, Portland, Oregon or Chicago, Illinois.

Where to stay?

ACCOMOCATIONS: Glacier has five Lodges inside the Park all run by Xanterra Lodges. The most well known are Many Glacier and Lake McDonald. Just outside the Park are found some very impressive places to stay: Glacier Park Lodge , St. Mary Village , and Grouse Mountain Lodge.

For a wilder experience, you also have the option of camping ! The park has more than 13 campgrounds! Register online at Glacier Camping to reserve a spot at one of the reservation campgrounds. There are also several Campgrounds outside the Park .

How to get aroud?

Tours are available from the Campgrounds and the Lodges. Glacier National Park Lodges offers the Red Bus Tours through the park and Red Bus Shuttles from Park Lodges to the Train stations. A Park Shuttle service crosses the Park from Apgar to St. Mary on the Going to the Sun Road. Amtrak rail service is available on the Southern rim of the Park from Whitefish to West Glacier, Essex and East Glacier.

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