Places to Visit: Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park

Not far from Yellowstone lies a place you simply must visit, Glacier National Park. With breathtaking vistas and plentiful wildlife, you'll find it the perfect vacation destination in Montana. Include this spectacular National Park on your Wyoming and Montana vacation itinerary. It will be a true adventure!

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  • Enjoy Glacier National Park’s wildlife and incredible scenery
  • Try a horseback trip into the forests
  • Take the Going-to-the-Sun Road for unbelievable views
  • Take a hike through the wilderness on one of the many trails
  • Glacier National Park is only about 515 miles from Yellowstone (a drive of about 9 hours)


Glacier National Park’s wildlife and incredible scenery of forests, alpine meadows and lakes are a paradise for sightseers, animal lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.


Glacier National Park is open every day, all year long, although many roads are closed due to snow in wintertime. Sometimes the winter weather will dictate when visitor facilities are open. Usually you’ll find them operating from late May to early in September.


Summer vehicle entrance fee $25.00 (May 1st to November 30th)
Winter vehicle entrance fee $15.00 (December 1st to April 30th)
Summer Individual entrance fee $12.00 (visitors on foot, bicycle or motorcycle)
Winter Individual entrance fee $10.00
Camping fees range from $15 to $23 depending on which campground you choose.

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Hikers enjoy traversing the more than 700 miles of trails in Glacier National Park, for it truly is the perfect place for those seeking solitude in the wilderness.

Take a boat cruise and learn all about the park’s history and geology. Drive along the Going-to-the-Sun Road to experience the breathtaking views. You can go on a guided horseback trip to explore the wilderness.

Glacier National Park extends into Canada to join with Waterton Lakes National Park, and this makes up the huge Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park to celebrate the peace and friendship between Canada and the United States.

Getting Here

To get to Yellowstone National Park from Glacier, take US Highway 2 east to Montana Highway 206 and then Montana Highway 35. Jog over to US 2 then to US 93. Get onto I-90 East and follow the signs to Yellowstone.