Current Conditions

A high mountain landscape view of a lake with bushes in the foreground.
Lake McDonald from Apgar Mountain on June 14, 2019.
Visitors in Apgar Village
Visitors enjoying a beautiful June day in Apgar Village


Going-to-the-Sun Road will open to Rising Sun on July 13. Access will be from the west side only.
Please check the park's status update page for the latest information as Glacier National Park continues to reopen closed areas and expand services available. Additional information about services and facilities is available there as well as the park's COVID-19 Reopening Plan.

Rangers in front of the park's digital recreation access information display
Use the Recreation Access Display (RAD) to find out helpful information to plan your day.


Recreation Access Display

This is the place to go to find out which campgrounds are full, which areas of the park might have access restrictions, what the weather is going to be like, which parking lots still have space available and other timely information.
A snow plow and an excavator remove snow from a cliffy section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
A bulldozer and an excavator remove snow from a section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road


Road Status and Plowing Information

Every spring, and into early summer, the plowing crews engages in the enormous effort to remove the last winter's accumulation of snow from park roads and prepare them for summer visitors. Use these links to keep up-to-date on their progress.

The sun sets behind a ridge of mountains with sunbeams shinning through a few clouds.
Spring is filled with a mix a beautiful sunsets and stormy days.



Weather is always unpredictable but especially so in Glacier. Spring brings a mix of weather patterns through the park. One day it may be in the high 60s and 70s and the next it barely cracks the 50s. Rain is frequent and welcomed by emerging spring wildflowers. Come prepared for changing conditions and potentially cold and blustery days.

A bear on the road turns to look back at oncoming traffic. Large snowbanks rise on either side.
Be aware that bears and other wildlife may be along the park roads this time of year.



Animals in the park are active year-round. During the temporary park closure animals may have become used to park roads being vehicle free. Now that part of the park is being reopened, be extra careful of wildlife that may be along roads. Deer frequent the sides of the roadways and may dash out in front of your car. Always make sure to always stay at least 25 yards from all wildlife and at least 100 yards from bears or wolves.

A crowd of people walk down a trail in the mountains.

Tips for Dealing with Crowds

May through September is the busiest time of the year in Glacier National Park. Within that, July and August are the busiest of all.

People walk on a steep dirt slope.

Leave No Trace

Many visitors fall in love with Glacier and then want to know how to reduce their footprint.

a sign about staying on the trail


Water is the number one cause of fatalities in Glacier National Park. Please use extreme caution near water.

Last updated: July 10, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936


(406) 888-7800

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