Where is Glacier National Park?
State Of Montana
Type National Park
Location in northwestern Montana on the border with Canada
Waterton Lakes National Park is located in the north of Canada (Alberta).
founded in 1910
This Park is located to the East and west of the continental watershed. It includes geological features (more than 1 billion years old sediments) and biological resources. Here you can find both endemic animal and plant species. The name-giving glaciers can also be found here. Due to its uniqueness, the Park is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.
Visitors 1,709,000 visitors (average 4,700 daily)
Main visit June to September
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Size more than 4,000 sq km
Open all year round, between September and June individual roads are closed after snow days
Arrival US 2 crosses the Park
Amtrak-connection to the Park (West Glacier), Greyhound to Kalispell
the Park is home to historic red buses (also to Canada)
Admission entrance fee (vehicle-related), National Park passes and Golden Eagle passes will be honored
Facilities Visitor Centers
several campsites in the Park
some Lodges and Cabins
The highlight to be experienced is the ride on the 85 km long “Going-to-The-Sun-Road” (US 2), which runs along the coasts of the two largest park lakes and crosses the continental watershed. At the track numerous break points with some stunning views. Many waterfalls, more than 50 glaciers.
Some other roads open up parts of the park, of which large areas can only be reached via the more than 1,100 km of hiking trails.
Bears and Wapitis can also be found.
Area immediately to the East is the Blackfeet Indian Reserve
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