Glacier National Park is located in northern Montana, on the border with Canada. Just across the border sits Waterton Lakes National Park.
Together, these two parks form Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the world’s first international peace park.
Glacier officially became a national park in 1910. In 2021, Glacier National Park was the 10th most visited park, making this one of the most popular national parks to visit in the United States.
Glacier National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Going-to-the-Sun Road is not only the most scenic drive in Glacier National Park, it’s also one of the most beautiful drives in the United States. For 50 miles, this road twists and turns through the mountains and over the Continental Divide.
At 6,646 feet (2025 meters), Logan Pass is the highest point on Going-to-the-Sun Road and part of the Continental Divide. This is the highest point in Glacier National Park that can be reached by car.
There is no better way to experience the beauty and majesty of Glacier National Park than from a hiking trail. And there are many to choose from.
This is one of the most beautiful areas of Glacier National Park. Yes, it even beats Going-to-the-Sun Road. With massive, snow-covered mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and of course, glaciers, this is a hiker’s paradise.
Two Medicine is the area of the park that was first visited, before Going-to-the-Sun Road was constructed in 1932. This is a great area of the park for day hikes and to venture out into the backcountry.
Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park. Sitting on the edge of the lake is the historic Lake McDonald Lodge, built in 1914.
Ride a vintage 1930’s bus for a tour of the park. This is considered to be the oldest touring fleet of buses anywhere in the world.
Wild Goose Island is a tiny island located on Saint Mary Lake and it is one of Glacier’s most photographed spots.
The first things that might come to mind when you think of Glacier National Park are probably mountains and glaciers. But this is also a land of lakes.
Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.