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Explore Beyond Glacier National Park

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Explore Beyond Glacier National Park

While there are lodging, dining and activities available in Glacier National Park, there are many communities and towns outside the park that welcome visitors with their services and warm western hospitality.

Choose Your Glacier National Park Adventure

Whitewater rafting, scenic floating, hiking, backpacking, fishing, equipment rentals and Glacier National Park lodging.


On the east side of the park, the towns of St. Mary, Babb, Browning, Cut Bank and East Glacier Park provide ample options and launching points for exploring the Blackfeet Nation—complete with guided tours and incredible history—and central Montana.

Meanwhile, on the west side of the park, Essex, West Glacier, Hungry Horse, Coram, Martin City, Columbia Falls, Polebridge, Bigfork, Whitefish and Kalispell are ideal places to base your trip out of. In addition to providing easy access to the park, each community offers access to incredible outdoor recreation in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, expansive trail systems in the Flathead Valley, water recreation on Flathead Lake, on-mountain offerings at Whitefish Mountain Resort and an incredible culinary and brewery scene.

Learn more and explore Glacier National Park's nearby communities below.

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Western Montana's Glacier Country

News from Glacier National Park: Currently 17.0 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

Bird Woman Falls

An icon in Glacier National Park, Bird Woman Falls is a glistening 492-foot-high waterfall that cascades down the side of Mt. Oberlin. From West Glacier, travel the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Bird Woman Falls Overlook, located on the west side of the Continental Divide.

Trail of the Cedars

This short boardwalk trail (ADA accessible) takes visitors through an old growth cedar forest. It’s also the beginning of the Avalanche Lake Trail (just over two miles long) that leads to Avalanche Lake—one of the most popular day hikes in Glacier National Park. Trail of the Cedars is located about five and a half miles north of Lake McDonald Lodge.

Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road

If your time in Glacier National Park is limited, one must-see attraction is the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This 50-mile long road takes travelers between St. Mary and West Glacier through the heart of the park, crossing the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. There are numerous pullouts along the road, ideal for taking photographs and enjoying the scenery.

See a Glacier

As you’re traveling the Going-to-the-Sun Road, pull over at Jackson Glacier Overlook (located east of Logan Pass). The overlook offers the best opportunity to see a glacier from the road.

Many Glacier Valley

Home to incredible mountains, active glaciers, abundant wildlife and miles of hiking trails, Many Glacier is located in the northeast section of Glacier National Park. Trails leave from this valley in numerous directions, with popular hiking destinations including Iceberg Lake, Grinnell Lake and Ptarmigan Tunnel.

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