The entrance fees are as follows:
Single Person Entry - $10.00 for a 7-day pass
Single Vehicle Entry - $20.00 for a 7-day
Glacier National Park Pass - $25.00 for a
National Parks Pass - $50.00 for a one-year
Golden Age Passport - $10.00 for a lifetime
Golden Access Passport - No fee for a lifetime pass
Traditionally, the Going-to-the-Sun
Road opens sometime during the first two weeks in June. The earliest
opening date is May 16 and the latest opening date is June 23. The
Going-to-the-Sun Road closes to traffic on the Monday following the third
Sunday in October, unless closed earlier due to snow.
In addition to private automobiles, guided tours are available in the main
sections of the park.
Contact Glacier Park, Inc. and
Sun Tours for information.
Rental cars are available in neighboring communities. Amtrak rail
lines parallel the southern and southwestern borders of the park. Amtrak
stops at West Glacier (Belton), East Glacier (summer only), and Essex
Vehicles, and vehicle
combinations, longer than 21 feet (including bumpers) or wider than 8 feet
(including mirrors) are prohibited between Avalanche Campground and the
Sun Point parking area. You may however, drive to Avalanche if traveling
east, and to Sun Point, if traveling west. Vehicles over 10 feet in height
may have difficulty driving west from Logan Pass due to rock overhangs.
Stock trucks and trailers may access Packers Roost and Siyeh Bend.
During the summer months of June, July, and August, daytime temperatures
average in the 60’s and 70’s. Nighttime temperatures average in the 40’s.
These are merely averages and daytime highs can exceed 90 degrees F and
overnight lows can drop to near 20 degrees F. Snow can fall anytime,
especially in areas above the treeline, where it is frequently 10 to 15
degrees cooler. Summer rainfall averages two to three inches per month.
For current weather forecasts, click
Visitor Centers and Services
Visitor centers are located in Apgar, Logan Pass, and St. Mary. Each of
these visitor centers, as well as the Many Glacier and Two Medicine Ranger
Stations, have park rangers on duty throughout the summer months to answer
questions and provide information. During the winter months, Apgar Visitor
Center is open on week-ends.
Glacier National Park has 13 campgrounds, which
provide just over 1000 campsites. Most of the campgrounds are operated on
a "first come, first serve" basis. Fish Creek and St. Mary Campgrounds
will be available for reservation by calling 1-800-365-2267.
In addition to camping and lodging, park concessioners offer food,
supplies, and gift services, boat tours, horseback riding, guided
backcountry and day hiking trips, and bus and van tours.