Jackson Glacier Overlook, Glacier National Park

#27 of 42 in Things to do in Glacier National Park
Lookout · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Offering panoramic views of a receding but nevertheless massive glacier, Jackson Glacier Overlook is a popular pull-over site close to one of the park's highest peaks. Hiking is also an option--several trailheads are just a short walk away. If you take a shuttle bus, you will not have to worry about the parking, which fills up quickly. For more information, check out the signboards or talk to a ranger. See Jackson Glacier Overlook and all Glacier National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Glacier National Park road trip planning app.
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  • This is another quick pullout on Going to the Sun Road. It is at the eastern side of the park, not far from Sun Point where the road now ends because of Covid. Smoke from western fires made for poor....  more »
  • Most of the glaciers in Glacier Park are way off to the north and not easily reachable or even viewable. This is the exception so be sure to stop and take it in.  more »
  • Jackson Glacier is the 7th largest remaining glacier in GNP. (There are only 25 remaining glaciers in the park compared to 150 in 1850). It is great to be able to still see these but we don’t know for how much longer. We stopped on our way back from the East entrance of the park to the West.
  • Small is the new big. Gorgeous!

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