Glacier National Park

Glacier Fast Facts

How big is Glacier National Park?

Glacier covers a total area of 1,013,572 acres or 1,584 square miles.

How many people visit Glacier National Park?

3,081,656 people visited Glacier in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Glacier Visitation Stats.

When was Glacier National Park created?

Glacier was made a national park on May 11, 1910.

What are the highest and lowest elevations in Glacier National Park?

Glacier’s lowest point is 3,150 feet at the Flathead River. The highest point in Glacier is 10,466 feet on Mount Cleveland.

What time zone is Glacier National Park located in?

Glacier is in the Mountain Time Zone.

How much does it cost to enter Glacier National Park?

$35 per private vehicle per week.

Five Random Facts About Glacier

one 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.

two 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.

three The glaciers for which the park was named are rapidly disappearing, dropping from 150 to 26 as measured in 2015. The number has almost certainly dropped since then.

four Glacier is the center of a greater ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent.

five Lakes cover over 25,000 acres of the land in Glacier National Park. There are 762 scattered around, though only 131 have been named.

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.