Glacier National Park

Video: Glacier National Park's Lake McDonald on a Clear and Gorgeous Winter's Day

Glacier National Park can be hard to reach in summer, and doubly hard to reach in winter. But for the lucky ones who do, the setting is gorgeous, as this video attests.

Former Glacier, Waterton Lakes Superintendents Call For Better Protection of Both Parks

Though Glacier National Park's centennial year, and its resulting PR, are coming to a close, a group of former park superintendents is hoping to keep both Glacier and neighboring Waterton Lakes National Park in the forefront of conservation efforts.

Glacier National Park Fund Fully Funds Five Glacier Centennial Legacy Projects

With the end of the year marking the end of Glacier National Park's centennial celebration, it's a good time to look back at some of the projects made possible in the park by the Glacier National Park Fund to mark that anniversary.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Wolverines Need ESA Protection, But They'll Have to Wait

Too many species, too little staff. That's the roadblock preventing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from immediately adding the wolverine to the list of species with protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Gettysburg, Glacier, Vicksburg Among National Park Units To be Honored With Quarters

For 25 cents you'll soon be able to put Glacier National Park in your pocket. Or Olympic National Park, Gettysburg National Military Park, Vicksburg National Military Park, or Chickasaw National Recreation Area, for that matter.

Not Too Late To Get Your Limited Edition Poster Of Glacier National Park

You still have time to land a beautiful limited edition poster of Glacier National Park for the gift-giving season, and this gift gives twice, as all net proceeds are being donated to non-profits that work in the park's best interests.

More Oil and Gas Leases Pulled From Near Glacier National Park

Another energy company has agreed to drop its oil and gas leases near Glacier National Park.

Trail, Campground Improvements At Glacier National Park Being Funded By Glacier National Park Fund

A new overlook at Hidden Lake, better food storage for front-country campers, and trail improvements are coming to Glacier National Park thanks to grants from the Glacier National Park Fund.

New President at Helm of Glacier National Park Fund

A long-time lover of Glacier National Park, someone who has volunteered in the park and worked with the Glacier National Park Fund to support the park, has taken over as the head of the fund's board of directors.

A Holiday Gift List For National Park Travelers

What do you get for that national park lover in the family? The options are more diverse than you might imagine.

Glacier National Park Fund Distributes Nearly $200,000 For Park Projects

A dozen projects ranging from winter ecology programming to connecting kids with nature in Glacier National Park are sharing nearly $200,000 in funds from the Glacier National Park Fund.

How To Land That National Park Job, For A Season or A Career

Curious about how to go about finding a job in a national park, one for either just a season or for a possible career? The following video explains the routes you can explore to find that job.

How Might Fatal Attack By Mountain Goat Change Backcountry Dynamics in National Parks?

Mountain goats have been described as "supreme mountaineers," can appear somewhat professorial in appearance with their goatees, and have uncanny agility. Now, in the tragic wake of a hiker being fatally gored in the Olympic National Park backcountry, some might also describe them as killers.

What Every Visitor to Glacier National Park Needed to Know … in 1920

Glacier National Park's centennial year is winding down, so the Traveler thought it might be both fun and enlightening to take a peek at a pair of park brochures from the early years of the park. It's pretty clear from these excerpts that life in the park was just a bit different in 1912 and 1920 than it is today.

Reader Participation Day: Can We Afford to Save All Historic Lodges in National Parks?

Whether you hold a sentimental tie to national park lodgings, or look at them nostalgically, can we afford to hold onto all historic lodge facilities in the National Park System?

National Park Hospitality Association Wants More Lodging In The Parks

There are units of the National Park System, such as Canyonlands, North Cascades, and Great Smoky Mountains national parks, just to name three, that have little or no lodging within their borders. It's just such a lack of facilities, believes Derrick Crandall, that serves as a drag on visitation to the park system.
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New Director in National Park Service's Intermountain Region Looking Forward to Challenges

John Wessels finds himself in arguably one of the best jobs in the National Park Service, that as director of the agency's sprawling Intermountain Region, and yet there probably aren't many who envy him at this point.

Body of Missing Angler at Glacier National Park Found in Lake McDonald

The body of a missing angler in Glacier National Park was pulled from the cold waters of Lake McDonald on Friday, four days after he was reported missing.

No Clues in Disappearance of Angler in Glacier National Park

Another day of searching Thursday failed to turn up any clues in Glacier National Park as to what happened to an angler who had planned to be gone for a few hours but never was seen again.

Search Under Way for Missing Angler In Glacier National Park

A search continued Wednesday afternoon for a 30-year-old Montana man who failed to return from a fishing trip in Glacier National Park.

Snow Falls In Glacier National Park

Sounds like an early cold blast is heading south from Canada, as Glacier National Park officials temporarily closed a portion of the Going-to-the-Sun Road on Friday morning due to snow.

Road Construction Didn't Get in the Way of Glacier National Park Visitors in August!

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Apparently no 30-minute wait crossing the Going-to-the-Sun Road was going to sway visitors from Glacier National Park in August, a month that saw near-record visitation for the park.

Glacier National Park Officials Proposing To Improve Wildlife Viewing In Many Glacier Area

Glacier National Park is rich in wildlife -- ever been to Logan Pass? -- and most of it is readily visible. From bears to moose to mountain goats, the park is a haven for wildlife. Park officials now are proposing to make it easier to find that wildlife in the Many Glacier area.

Fall Spectacular: Fall Colors Delight Motorists on National Park Roads -- Part II, the Ozarks and Western States

When it comes to autumnal splendor, the Eastern parks get the lion's share of national publicity, but there's some mighty fine leaf peeping to be enjoyed on the park roads in western states and the Ozarks too. Here's how to find some of the best of it.

Fall Spectacular: Great Autumn Hikes in the National Parks

It's hard to beat autumn for prime hiking in parks from coast to coast. This season brings fine weather to most of the country and in many locations fall foliage is an added bonus. There are more hikes in national parks that we can take in a lifetime, so here are a few suggestions for some great ones all across the nation—including some alternatives to the most heavily-visited sites.

Fall Spectacular: What's That Sound? Where To Listen To -- And Look For -- Wildlife in the National Parks

In the fall, animals and birds prepare for winter. Bears eat constantly to fatten up before they slow down. Many birds are already on their migration path. Elk and other ungulates are preparing for the mating ritual, the rut. Take a look -- or stop and listen -- in many national parks this Fall and you'll catch a glimpse of this autumnal spectacular.

Photo Exhibit To Benefit Glacier National Park Fund

Another fund-raiser is on the calendar for the Glacier National Park Fund, and this one features some stunning photographs taken by a local photographer who embarked on a 111-mile trek across Glacier National Park in honor of its centennial.
This High, Wild Country: A Celebration of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Can something as seemingly inconsequential as a stone trigger a national park memory in your mind? If you pick up a rock on your next hike in a park, will you wonder about its origin?

Glacier National Park Enjoys Bullish July

Major road construction along the only route that crosses Glacier National Park apparently is not going to deter visitors from traveling to this craggy park in northern Montana. During July a near-record 673,359 visitors entered the park.
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