Books on Glacier National Park
Below is a listing of many of the books available about Glacier National Park. These range from hiking guides, to comprehensive information books and photo books. We use some of these ourselves, and note that in the descriptions. At the bottom of each listing, we list a number of places where these can be currently purchased. Click on the logo of the store you would like to use. Note that books occasionally go out of stock or are discontinued at certain stores. In this case, simply try another merchant, if available.
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Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks
This is the Glacier National Park entry in the extensive Falcon Guides series. It also covers Waterton Lakes in Canada. When looking for a hiking guide book of a park, we generally look for the Falcon Guide first. With few exceptions, they are very good at what they do, and we like to have a consistent format to get used to. Like most books in the Falcon series, there is also a much shorter "Best Easy Day Hikes" companion book, that describes only the shorter hikes. It is listed next.
Best Easy Day Hikes Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks
This is the Glacier National Park entry in the extensive Falcon Guides Best Easy Day Hikes series. It also covers nearby Waterton Lakes in Canada. This is the shorter version of the book above. It focuses on the shorter, easier hikes in the book, although some can still be quite steep. There is less general information, and the trail information is more abbreviated, but if all you plan to do is the quick and easy trails, you can save a little money over the full guide above.
The Photographer's Guide to the Glacier National Park
You could spend a lifetime exploring and photographing Glacier National Park. However, most people will only have a few days to spend in the park. This book is a great resource for learning the best places to shoot from, as well as the best times of day. A very helpful book for any photographer, we use it and recommend it.
The Totally Out There Guide to Glacier National Park
This is a general guidebook for Glacier National Park. It is fairly new, and we have not seen it personally, but we just had to include it for the title alone. It has gotten good reviews so far.
Glacier National Park: The First 100 Years
This is just a great book about the history of Glacier National Park. It is full of stunning color as well as black and white photographs, along with lots of great text telling the story of this national park. A highly recommended purchase.
Glacier National Park (Images of America)
This book is part of the Images of America series. It contains history and stories, along with a large number of historical photographs.
Glacier: The Story Behind the Scenery
This is the Glacier National Park edition of the very common "The Story Behind the Scenery" series. These books are very commonly found in the visitor centers and gift shops of the parks. They are short, but they provide good photos and general information on the park itself.