Travel Information

Travel Information for NW Montana

Glacier National Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day. Due to seasonal weather conditions, some roads are inaccessible by car and remain closed throughout the winter. Seasonal updates to be provided.

Going-To-The-Sun-Road is closed.

Wildfires cause travel problem

Highway 89 is closed from Cut Bank Creek to Babb as a result of the fire burning in Glacier National Park. The blaze, estimated at 750 acres this morning, is now at an unknown size. Park officials said Saturday that large amounts of smoke have prevented spotter planes from being able to accurately estimate the size of the fire.  See more…

Breaking news about this fire, go here.

Live pictures from the Glacier Park webcam at the St.Mary’s, see  webcam.

Location

The park is located in NW Montana on the U.S./Canadian border. U.S. Highway 2 provides access to the park from the east and west. The closest airport is in Kalispell (Glacier Park International Airport), which is approx. 25 miles west of West Glacier’s park headquarters. Great Falls, MT lies 200 miles east of Glacier and Missoula airport is 156 miles south. Car rentals are available at all airports and shuttles are available from Kalispell airport. Amtrak makes regular stops at West Glacier (Belton), and in the summer it stops a East Glacier and Essex (if requested).

Weather in Flathead Valley

The image at right shows the current weather conditions for our valley. We don’t know what it is right now, but it must be perfect, we’re in Montana.  In the summer, temperatures range in the 60’s and 70’s and nighttime temps in the 40’s are typical.  However, daytime highs can reach 100 degrees F and overnight lows can drop to near 20’s.  Snow is always a possibility…

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