Glacier National Park, Montana

Situated in the northern most part of Montana lies Glacier National Park. The park spans over 1562 square miles and houses portions of a couple different mountain ranges of the Rocky Mountains. The park has an extremely wide variety of plant and animal life and habitats that house them. Bison Grizzly Bear, Canadian Lynx, and Caribou are just some wildlife found in the park. Lakes, mountains, and glaciers are just some of the natural features found in the park. It was designated as a national park in 1910 on May 11 and contains hundreds of hotels that are on the national historic registry. Almost 2 million vistors frequent the park each year. Hiking and camping are some of the main activities that visitors partake in while visting the park.

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Glacier National Park

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News

Many Glacier Road Construction Scheduled for 2020 and 2021

A two-year road construction project on Many Glacier Road will begin April 1, 2020. Visitors to the park in 2020 through 2021 are encouraged to plan accordingly.

Glacier National Park Will Seek New Alternatives for Next Season’s Shuttle Service

West Glacier, Mont. – Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow announced today that the park’s management is pursuing options for providing shuttle service during the 2020 summer season. 

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Mount Cannon in Montana's Glacier National Park

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Mount Cannon in Montana's Glacier National Park

8810 ft. Mount Cannon is seen here beyond McDonald Creek Valley on the west side of Glacier National Park. The photo was taken on September 25, 2004 from Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of the most spectacular drives in America.

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Glacier National Park, Montana

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Been daydreaming of GNP this week and found this one in the archives. Happy Hump Day!

Going-To-The-Sun Road in Montana's Glacier National Park

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Going-To-The-Sun Road in Montana's Glacier National Park

Going-to-the-Sun road is the main parkway through Glacier National Park. It spans 53 miles, crosses the Continental Divide at Logan Pass and exits onto route 89 at St. Mary, Montana.

The Sun Road has no bike lane but, going downhill, the bicyclist ahead of me is having an easy time of it. If only that were true heading in the opposite direction.

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An afternoon storm picks up steam over Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana.

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Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park.

The St. Mary Valley of Glacier National Park

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The St. Mary Valley of Glacier National Park

Viewed from 6646 ft. Logan Pass on the continental divide, the glacial St. Mary Valley sweeps away to the east with snowcapped Going-to-the-Sun Mountain left of center. This is a classic U-shaped glacial valley.

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Continental Divide in B&W

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Memories from summer 2017 in Glacier national park, Montana.

Due to wildfires we were stuck in front country Campgrounds for days so we tried to explore es much of the backcountry in day hikes up to 25km (like this one). Starting from the New Medicine Lake Campground we hiked up until two medicine pass crossing the continental divide (on the one side water goes to the pacific, on the other side to the arctic ocean).

At the top of the ridge we could barely stand due to 100+km/h winds and it was plenty cold (compared to the Campground in the valley). In the distance, center of the image you can still see the lake where we started.