Crown of the Continent
Glacier National Park
What They Are about
Glacier National Park is a 1,583-sq.-mi. wilderness area in Montana's Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border. Other activities include backpacking, cycling and camping. Diverse wildlife ranges from mountain goats to grizzly bears. Come and experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, and the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.
Glacier National Park, established in 1910, predates the National Park Service itself, which was created in 1916. National park employees, be they rangers or clerks or curators, are hired to preserve, protect, manage, and interpret the land and resources entrusted to them.