Glacier National Park

Use Great Falls as your Basecamp and head 2.5 hours north to Glacier National Park’s east entrance at St. Mary’s. The Crown of the Continent provides opportunities to experience breathtaking views, panoramic scenery, and abundant wildlife. The Going to the Sun Road is the best way to experience the alpine forest, glaciers, and meadows in the Park. The 52-mile [84 km] road takes you from one end of the park to the other, and along the way, you will see visitors from around the world, the famous red cars, and experience the natural history that formed the entire western half of the United States. Hiking, biking, and sightseeing adventures await.

Update for 2021: If you are entering Glacier National Park through St. Mark or West Glacier, get your entry reservation ticket now!  The entry reservations will cost $2 starting April 29. They’re good for seven days on the Going-To-The-Sun corridor between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. The ticketed entry system will be in place from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

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Listen to We’re No Dam Experts, Episode 3: Montana’s National Park, the Pretty Park: Glacier National Park to hear recommendations on day hikes, what to pack, and the best time to go.