Glacier National Park Location And How To Reach It?

Glacier National Park is located in the northwest corner of Montana. This park offers many opportunities for adventure seekers and hikers. The park is about 1683 acres that are filled with lakes, streams, glacier-carved peaks, dense forests, and valleys. The perfect time to visit Glacier National Park is from late June to mid-September. 

Entrances and how to reach the Glacier National Park?

All the visitors can fly to Glacier Park International Airport or other airports which are nearby. You can also go to the Amtrak’s Empire Builder stops which are in West Glacier, East Glacier, and Whitefish. You can also go by car and make it a beautiful road trip. The Glacier National Park approximately takes about 4 hours from Spokane, 6 hours from Calgary, and 10 hours from Seattle. 

By Car

The communities of Whitefish, Columbia Falls, and Kalispell provide access to the Park Headquarters, Lake McDonald area, Going-to-the-Sun-Road, and the Apgar Visitor Center. It takes about 33 miles approximately from the west. You can reach all three entrances by just taking Highway 89 north which is about 125 miles from Great Falls to the town of Browning, from the east. Then you will have to follow signage to the respective entrances. The St. Mary Entrance provides access to the St. Mary Visitor Center and it is the east entry point of Going-to-the-Sun-Road. 

By Air

Few commercial service airports are located within driving distance of Glacier National Park. Glacier Park International Airport lies near Kalispell which is about 30 miles west of the West Entrance. Missoula International Airport lies in the south of the West Entrance which approximately takes 150 miles. Great Falls International Airport lies between 130 miles to 165 miles east of Two Medicine, East Glacier Park, St Mary, and Many Glacier Entrances. You can also take rental cars which are available at airports.

By Train

Amtrak’s historic Empire Builder train line stops at The Izaak Walton Inn at Essex, West Glacier (Belton), and seasonally at East Glacier all year-round. Glacier National Park Lodges offers a shuttle where you will have to pay a fee and it transports West Glacier Amtrak passengers between the train depot and Apgar and the Lake McDonald Lodge. You will have to reserve in prior. 

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