Glacier Fast Facts
- Glacier National Park covers a total area of 1,013,572 acres
- The number of people visiting Glacier in 2016 was 2,946,681 *
- Glacier was made a national park on May 11, 1910
- The lowest elevation found in Glacier is 3,150 feet at the Flathead River
- The highest elevation found in Glacier is 10,466 feet on Mount Cleveland
- The entrance fee for Glacier is $25 per vehicle per week
- Glacier National Park lies in the Mountain time zone
- We last visited Glacier National Park in July 2010
Random Facts About Glacier
- Glacier National Park runs north to the Canadian border, where it joins with Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. Together the two parks were designated the world’s first International Peace Park in 1932. Both parks received World Heritage Site recognition in 1995.
- Glacier is the center of a greater ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent.
- Like many western national parks, particularly those along the Rocky Mountain range, Glacier owes much of its development to railroad expansion. The Great Northern Railway constructed several hotels and chalets, among them the famous Many Glacier Hotel.
- The glaciers for which the park was named are rapidly disappearing, dropping from 150 to 25. It is projected that all of them may be gone by 2020.
Where is Glacier National Park?
Glacier National Park is located in the northwestern part of Montana. The northern border of the park is the US-Canada border. The Canadian national park Waterton Lakes meets glacier at the international line. The city of Kalispell, an hour’s drive away, is the closest city of size. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Glacier.
More About Glacier
We have pages on all sorts of things about Glacier National Park. Choose from the menu above the map, or from right here. We have sections on Weather, Getting to the Park, Lodging, Camping, Hiking Trails, Road Guides, HD Video Clips, and pages to buy Books, Trail Maps, and DVD & Blu-ray. You could also check out the park’s Photo Gallery.