Jackson Glacier Overlook, Glacier National Park

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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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  • We went here to be able to actually see a glacier while at the park. The problem is that the glacier is like 2 miles away. So all you really see is some snow pack across a valley up in the...  more »
  • If you are driving along the Going-to-the-Sun Road in the eastern part of Glacier National Park, I highly recommend stopping at the Jackson Glacier overlook. This is perhaps one of the easiest ways...  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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