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Glacier National Park | Montana

Natural Area, National Park or Protected Area

Lace up your boots and explore this backcountry wilderness woven with 700 miles (1,100 kilometers) of hiking trails. While just a few glaciers remain, the park’s majestic landscape is the product of massive ice sheets sculpting ancient sea beds into rugged mountains and emerald valleys starting two million years ago. Glacier National Park is on the traditional land of the ǔmssk̇ǎaṗiiṗiik̇ǔni, Kootenai, Selis, and Qlispe People.

In 1932, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park was established as the world's first International Peace Park. It was Rotary Clubs on each side of the 49th parallel that inspired the U.S. Congress and Canada’s Parliament to establish the International Peace Park. In 2017, the sister parks were designated as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association.

Many Glacier Area of Glacier National Park- Sheena Pate

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If getting out into the great outdoors is a new endeavor we welcome you and ask you to learn about Leave No Trace Principles and Recreate Responsibly before heading out. Also, we recommend checking out Adventure Smart for tips on how to explore safely. If you're a seasoned adventurer it never hurts to brush up on proper practices too.

Learn more about advisories and resource links for traveling in the Crown of the Continent Region (Alberta | British Columbia | Montana | Blackfeet Nation | Siksika Nation | Kainai Nation | Piikani Nation | Flathead Nation | Ktunaxa Nation) HERE. As guests to our region we ask that you know before you go. Not only will you have a better experience when you arrive, it is courteous to the places and local people that you visit.

Watercraft in Glacier National Park
Some motorized use – non-motorized use permitted with inspection as per GNP requirements
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