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Granite Park Chalet | Glacier National Park, Montana

Backcountry Shelter
Granite Park Chalet – Leigh Golden

Granite Park and Sperry Chalets were constructed by the Great Northern Railroad in the early 1900's to accommodate tourists who came to Glacier National Park on the train. Originally, there was a series of backcountry chalets and tent camps a one-day ride apart, that visitors would reach by horseback as they traveled through the park. After World War II, many of the chalets fell into disrepair and were razed. Only two remain. Sperry Chalet operates as a full service hotel that can be reached by hiking or horseback riding. Granite Park Chalet operates as a hostel and is accessible by hiking only.

Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

Accessible only by foot. There are two main trails to access the Granite Park Chalet. For both trails we recommend parking at the West Glacier-Agar Transit Center and taking a free Glacier National Park shuttle to trailheads.

Option 1: The Highline Trail is 7.6 miles with moderate difficulty to the chalet. With this option you get to drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Logan Pass. Trailhead will be just north of Logan Pass parking lot.

Option 2: The Loop Trail is the shortest route, but has a 2,300 foot climb. Access trailhead from "U-turn" on the west side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, known as the Loop. Trailhead is across road from parking lot. It takes about 3-4 hours to hike.

Facilities Available

Granite Park Chalet has 12 rooms- in beautiful, rustic stone buildings amid high alpine splendour.

Overnight guests can reserve freeze-dried meals. Bottled water and drinks are available for sale at the Chalet.

Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

Granite Park Chalet: June 28 through September 10th


Granite Chalet: $105 one person/ $80 each additional person in room.