Glacier National Park was established on May 11, 1910 by an act of the United States Congress. It contains almost 1,600 square miles of forest, mountains and lakes. It borders Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada and the two were designated an international peace park in 1932.
For More Information about Glacier National Park
- Encyclopedia Entry on Glacier National Park
- National Park Service Page for Glacier
- An “Electronic Field Trip” of Glacier from Kalispell Elementary School
- Beautiful photography of the park by Robert Zavadil
Things To Do at Glacier National Park
- Tour the magnificent Going-To-The-Sun highway
Going-to-the-Sun Road is a road going through Glacier National Park in Montana. It was completed in 1932, and it is the only road that crosses the park, going over the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. A fleet of 1930s red tour buses, rebuilt in 2001 to run on propane, offer tours on the road.
- Wildlife viewing and photography
- ATV riding on Skyland Road
- Fishing and floating on the middle fork of the Flathead River
- Golfing in East Glacier
- Hiking in Glacier National Park
- Horseback trail riding in Glacier National Park, and the National Forest Service
- Watch the mountain goats at the famous Goat Lick, only 6 miles away!
Located along U.S. Highway 2, near the southern tip of Glacier National Park, is an exposed riverbank where mountain goats and other animals come to lick the mineral-laden cliffs. From the parking area, a short paved path leads to an observation stand overlooking the waters of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.