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Glacier National Park

West Glacier Montana

Listing Type: National Park
City: West Glacier Montana
Region: Glacier Country

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Glacier National Park was established in 1910. It is a land of mountain ranges carved by prehistoric ice rivers. It features alpine meadows, deep forests, waterfalls, about 50 glistening glaciers and 200 sparkling lakes. The vistas seen from Going-To-The-Sun Road are breathtaking, a photographers paradise. Relatively few miles of road exist in the park's 1,600 square miles of picturesque landscape, thus preserving its primitive and unspoiled beauty enlivened by a spring and summer profusion of wildflowers.

Set in a rugged section of the northern Rockies, Glacier National Park joins Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada. Together they create Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park World Heritage Site - an ideal 'two nation vacation.' Going-to-the-Sun Road, a spectacular 52-mile highway through Glacier, crosses the Continental Divide at Logan Pass and traverses the towering Garden Wall. Maximum vehicle dimensions over Logan Pass are 21 feet long (including bumpers) and 8 feet wide (including mirrors). Oversize vehicles, 10 feet high, may be parked at various points. Rental cars are available at nearby towns; a shuttle service may be available, call the park for details. Logan Pass normally opens mid-June and closes mid-October. Glacier Park has more than 700 miles of foot and horse trails. Approximately 1,200 campsites are available to car campers on a first-come, first-serve basis. Backcountry permits are available. Park accommodations feature historic hotels and lodges. Facilities are open seasonally; the park and portions of Going-to-the-Sun Road are open year-round. For room reservations, call 406-756-2444.

Directions: Glacier National Park is located in northwestern Montana approximately 40 miles northeast of Kalispell on U.S. Highways 2 and 89 and near U.S. Highways 91 and 93.

Glacier National Park
Superintendent, West Glacier, MT 59936

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