Glacier Journal


The Bear Necessities

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

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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.


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

Summer Preview

Planning a Trip to Glacier

Officials predict 2021 could be the busiest summer in the 111-year history of the park, so prepare to be patient, have some backups in mind and soak in the sights while you wait in line

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On the Road to a Record Year

As Glacier National Park braces for what experts anticipate may be the busiest summer on record, administrators are introducing new tools to navigate a complex set of challenges

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