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Glacier National Park, West Glacier

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At Glacier National Park, you can experience unspoiled forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and stunning lakes. With over 700 mi (1,100 km) of trails, the place remains a hiker's paradise, providing plenty of pristine wilderness and solitude. While there, you can also relive the historic days of early settlers through various chalets, lodges, and the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Together with Waterton Lake National Park in Canada, this park forms Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make Glacier National Park a centerpiece of your West Glacier vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our West Glacier attractions planner.
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  • This is one of my favorite parks in our national park system. Beautiful mountains, the bluest lakes, and not that crowded. Wonderful hikes, and lodges, I hope to continue to visit this paradise. 
    This is one of my favorite parks in our national park system. Beautiful mountains, the bluest lakes, and not that crowded. Wonderful hikes, and lodges, I hope to continue to visit this paradise.  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful national parks I have been to. Unfortunately we went in December and the road was closed at a certain point. Right where the gate was closed however there was a... 
    This is one of the most beautiful national parks I have been to. Unfortunately we went in December and the road was closed at a certain point. Right where the gate was closed however there was a...  more »
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  • The 15,000+ reviews speak for themselves. You want to experience this gem of a National park while the glaciers are still here. Notice that all negative reviews are from visitors who have not spent a minute researching the proper procedure of entering. We have made several cross-country road trips and have entered and exited the park many times without ever having a problem. The National Park Entrance is open 24 hours, all year round, and will give you access to the Going-To-The-Sun Road from the west side. This is one of the most epic routes in the country, so you don’t want to miss this! HOWEVER, you need to book an online reservation to get in, and the slots are open from May 27 to September 11, 2022. This is a simple procedure that is done online. Do this, and you won’t have a problem entering. The entrance fee is about $35, but we recommend the annual National Park Pass, which is $80, because you can enter unlimited and visit all National Parks. Both are very fair prices for such a unique experience and important place for our environment. Also, bring water, food/snacks and a sun hat. You can easily forget time and wander the entire day.
  • Nothing like it in the U.S.A. I have been to many national parks in the U.S.A. and there is nothing like it. Some of the views and some of the hikes are unmatched. You got to see it to believe it. Now, the hikes are not exactly easy because they are up the side of a mountain, so you have to be in some kind of condition to take a hike, but if you can, take a hike. This place is incredible and beautiful. Yes, it is worth going to, and it not down the street from New York City. But it worth going to wherever you are from.. And if you cannot hike, the road through the park takes you to many of the most beautiful places in the park.. Watch out for the wild animals. I almost ran into a mountain goat a couple of times. And a couple of them posed for pictures. Enjoy..Oh, if you camp out at one of the campsites, be sure to bring warm sleeping bags and clothes. Yes it will get cold at night ...even in August.

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