Best time to visit Glacier National Park, MT

Glacier National Park, MT

22 THINGS TO DO IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MT (JUNE 24 - JULY 03)

Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald

late May–mid-September  • nature

This beautiful glacier lake is famous for its colored pebbles

Hiking in Glacier National Park

Hiking in Glacier National Park

late May–October  • activity

A hiker's paradise, the park is rightfully called the “Crown of the Continent"

Hidden Lake

Hidden Lake

June–October  • nature

Nestled in the mountains and alpine meadows, this lake is a perfect day-hike desination

Glacier National Park Wildflowers

Glacier National Park Wildflowers

late June–early August • nature

Be prepared to see some of the most beautiful spots on the planet

Grizzly Bears in Glacier National Park

Grizzly Bears in Glacier National Park

April–November  • nature

These top-of-the-food-chain predators impress with their size, speed, and long claws

Bowman Lake

Bowman Lake

May–October • nature

Get off the beaten track and explore the hidden gem of the Glacier National Park

Iceberg Lake

Iceberg Lake

June–October • nature

Surrounded by iconic peaks and alpine meadows, this lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the park

St. Mary Falls and Virginia Falls

St. Mary Falls and Virginia Falls

February–early September  • nature

The trail with multiple waterfalls is perfect for hot summer days

Twin Falls and Two Medicine Lake

Twin Falls and Two Medicine Lake

April–September  • nature

Discover the region that was considered sacred by the Blackfeet Indian tribe

Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake

June–October • nature

The alpine lake surrounded by cliffs is fed by multiple waterfalls

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

April–November • activity

Curved by massive glaciers over 170 million years ago, these mountains were made to be conquered

Train to Glacier National Park

Train to Glacier National Park

all year round • activity

Take a ride on an iconic Empire Builder to explore the park in an authentic way

Fly Fishing in Glacier National Park

Fly Fishing in Glacier National Park

mid-May–November • activity

Glacier National Park is among top destinations in Montana for fly fishing

White Water Rafting in Glacier National Park

White Water Rafting in Glacier National Park

May–mid-September  • activity

Add some adrenaline and water splashes to your Glacier National Park stay

Red Rock Falls

Red Rock Falls

March–October  • nature

An ideal destination to stop by and cool off on a hot summer day

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

all year round (best in October–December) • nature

Glacier's permanent residents are easy to spot on mountain slopes

Mountain Goats

Mountain Goats

all year round (best in May–June) • nature

Meet the great northern goat and find out why it licks salt deposits on the rocks

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

May–August • activity

Glacier National Park is a birder’s paradise

Kayaking

Kayaking

June–August  • activity

It is impossible to swim in the icy lakes of the park, but they can definitely be explored on a kayak

Biking in Glacier National Park

Biking in Glacier National Park

May–June • activity

During the spring, roads are car-less and welcome bikers to fully immerse in nature

Trout Lake

Trout Lake

June–mid-September • nature

Waters of this lake are serene and full of fish

Saint Mary Lake

Saint Mary Lake

July–August  • nature

With plenty of options for water sports, this lake is one of the most beloved among park visitors

7 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Northern Lights in Glacier National Park

Northern Lights in Glacier National Park

out of rangeNovember–March • nature

The clear skies and pristine landscape of the national park provide a gorgeous setting for observing aurora borealis

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

out of rangemid-September–late October • activity

Autumn paints Glacier Country in golden hues

Whitefish Skiing

Whitefish Skiing

out of rangeearly December–early April (best in February–early March) • activity

Ride down the slopes of the stunning Rocky Mountains in northwestern Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

Going-to-the-Sun Road

out of rangeJuly–mid-October • activity

Enjoy the views of breathtaking Glacier National Park while driving one of the most scenic roads of the U.S

Glacier Viewing

Glacier Viewing

out of rangemid-August–early September • nature

Don't miss your chance to see an active glacier

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

out of rangelate November–mid-April | February–early March • activity

The best riding experience, without crowds, and it won't break the bank

Cracker Lake

Cracker Lake

out of rangeJuly–September  • nature

A beautiful lake in Montana's famous Glacier National Park

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