Glacier Journal

Glacier Park

Going-to-the-Sun Road Fully Opens for Summer

Park officials announced early Friday morning that all 50 miles of the iconic alpine byway are open to motorized traffic for the first time since 2019; additional entry tickets added to online reservation portal

Glacier Park

A Monumental Task

Every year plowing crews battle deep snow and inclement weather in order to prepare Going-to-the-Sun Road for summer crowds

Glacier Park

Who Built the Road, Daddy?

Mother and daughter collaborate on new children’s book about the history of Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road

COVID-19

Partners in Prevention

The Blackfeet Nation enacted strict virus control measures that included cutting off access to the park’s east side, a decision that kept infection rates low on the reservation and won support from park leaders

Wildlife

The Bear Necessities

How to avoid conflicts with bears on your outdoor adventures and reduce harmful impacts to an iconic species

Glacier Park

Chalet Stories

Two of Glacier National Park’s original eight chalets still exist, surviving harsh winters and summer blazes, and offer iconic destinations to hike and stay, if you can swing a reservation

Summer Preview

The River Rundown

A guide for the Flathead Valley’s rivers just outside of Glacier National Park.

Environment

Reading Between the Lines

USGS scientist gleans data from tree rings to date and predict large-magnitude avalanche events in and around Glacier National Park; findings show climate warming can contribute to future avalanche hazards

Summer Preview

Regional Attractions

A guide to activities on the outskirts of Glacier National Park and beyond

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