West Glacier trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 227. The town is at the west entrance to Glacier National Park and is located on U.S. Route 2 and a main line of the BNSF Railway. The headquarters complex for Glacier National Park is located nearby.HistoryRemote and almost inaccessible, the West Glacier area drew only limited attention by white settlers until the main line of the Great Northern Railway (GNR) reached the northern Rocky Mountains in 1890. The transcontinental GNR was completed on January 6, 1893, at Scenic, Washington.The railroad established a station named "Belton" at the current West Glacier site, and a small community slowly began to develop in the area. A post office was established at Belton in 1900. The number of homesteaders and other settlers remained small, however, due to the region's rugged, heavily forested terrain.The community, heavily dependent on tourism, has a small permanent population that expands significantly during the summer tourist season; most area businesses are likewise seasonal—including the 18-hole golf course—and are primarily geared towards travelers. The elevation is.To plan United States vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to West Glacier
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from West Glacier
Places to visit with West Glacier
Glacier National Park BEST FOR: Water Body, Scenic Drive, Hiking Trail Billings BEST FOR: State Park, Room Escape Game, Geologic Formation Missoula BEST FOR: Theme Park, Ghost Town, Wildlife Area Big Sky BEST FOR: River Rafting / Tubing, Ski Area, Hiking Trail West Yellowstone BEST FOR: Wildlife Area, Water Body, Theater
Recently planned trips to West Glacier
15 days in Montana & Wyoming BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in West Glacier BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, popular sights Preferences: October, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Idaho & Montana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium