Glacier National Park preserves more than a million acres of forests, alpine meadows and lakes with habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life.
Its spectacular glaciated landscape has one of the largest remaining grizzly bear populations in the lower 48 states and is a hikers’ paradise, offering 700 miles of maintained trails that lead deep into one of the largest intact ecosystems in the lower 48 states.
Know Before You Go
We can't imagine not visiting this place every year. We discover something new each time we are here. Look what we found waiting at the top of the Grinnell Glacier Overlook trail – 2 glacial pools. You can't beat this kind of getaway. Let's work to protect it!
More about Glacier
Read more about DOI Protects Glacier's Wild Borderland from Energy Development
Victory DOI Protects Glacier's Wild Borderland from Energy Development Thanks to negotiations between energy companies and the federal government, a remote region known as the Badger-Two Medicine will remain off-limits to oil and gas development.
Read more about Park Talks
Regional Events Park Talks Join our NPCA community for virtual "Park Talks" to learn about our work and ways you can get involved.
Read more about This Land Is Their Land
Blog Post This Land Is Their Land Honor Indigenous history at these 15 sites where visitors can learn about the extensive connections tribes have with today’s national parks.
Read more about Glacier and Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Connectivity, Conservation Supported by Montana Council
Press Release Glacier and Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Connectivity, Conservation Supported by Montana Council Recommendations include restoring connections between Yellowstone and Glacier national park grizzly bears and ensuring communities are better prepared to live with bears.
The national parks are not solely the essence of who we are as a nation, but who we are as a species. — Lee Smitherman
Read more about The 5 Best Things That Happened for Parks This Summer
Blog Post The 5 Best Things That Happened for Parks This Summer ICYMI: Even amid a global pandemic and months of bad news, advocates won huge victories for our national parks and the people who love them.
Read more about Justice Prevails for Blackfeet Nation: Appeals court upholds protection of sacred Badger-Two Medicine
Press Release Justice Prevails for Blackfeet Nation: Appeals court upholds protection of sacred Badger-Two Medicine Blackfeet traditionalists, sportsmen and conservationists celebrate tremendous victory and urge permanent protections for Badger-Two Medicine
Read more about 9 Not-So-Cute Endangered Animals That Live in Our Parks
Blog Post 9 Not-So-Cute Endangered Animals That Live in Our Parks Celebrate Endangered Species Day with these curious critters
Read more about Wild Lands Permanently Protected Near Glacier National Park
Press Release Wild Lands Permanently Protected Near Glacier National Park Today’s oil and gas lease retirement announcement is historic in our decades’ long effort to protect the Badger-Two Medicine area, sacred to the Blackfeet Nation and connected to Glacier National Park.
Read more about Naming Matters
Magazine Article Naming Matters Should Devils Tower be called Bear Lodge? Is Tacoma a better moniker than Mount Rainier? Around the country, activists are fighting to change place names they deem offensive, hurtful or arbitrary, and national parks are frequently the targets of these campaigns.
Read more about Victorious!
Magazine Article Victorious! 21 conservation triumphs from the past 100 years.
Read more about 10 National Park Cameos in Movies
Blog Post 10 National Park Cameos in Movies Check out — or revisit — these 10 films where parks played a starring role.
Read more about 10 Scenic National Park Drives
Blog Post 10 Scenic National Park Drives These 10 parks offer incredible views of some of America's most beautiful places with plenty of opportunities to get out and explore along the way.
Read more about Supporting Comments on North Fork Watershed Protection Act
Report Supporting Comments on North Fork Watershed Protection Act North Fork Watershed Protection Act Passage: Comments by Community & Business Partners
Read more about National Parks and Hydraulic Fracturing
Report National Parks and Hydraulic Fracturing Hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) has the potential to rewrite America’s energy future, presenting the possibility of an energy-independent nation. This relatively new extraction method is now responsible for 90 percent of domestic oil and gas production, with thousands of wells peppering the countryside. What will history say about this innovation? What will the impacts be on America’s public lands—especially our cherished national parks?
Read more about Protecting and Connecting Our Nation's Treasured Park Landscapes
Fact Sheet Protecting and Connecting Our Nation's Treasured Park Landscapes National parks are key to protecting and connecting our most revered places.
Read more about Pathways To Prosperity: The Natural Roots of Economic Success in the Crown of the Continent
Report Pathways To Prosperity: The Natural Roots of Economic Success in the Crown of the Continent The stories in this report point to the Crown’s spectacular wildlife, its scenic appeal, and its unmatched outdoor recreation as anchors to which our economic success is tethered.
Read more about Resources Related to Mining Proposals at Glacier National Park
Report Resources Related to Mining Proposals at Glacier National Park Maps of mining proposals, relative to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Read more about Center for State of the Parks: Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Report Center for State of the Parks: Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park In this report, the National Parks Conservation Association describes many threats that face Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park through an assessment conducted by the State of the Parks program.