Glacier National Park

Long-Needed Rehabilitation Work Under Way at Glacier National Park's Many Glacier Hotel

One of the most beautiful settings for a national park stay is Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park. Set on the shores of Swift Current Lake with a view of the craggy Rockies in all directions, the lodge is one of the venerable old souls of the National Park System's lodging fraternity. But, sadly, it's well-worn and shabby in places. To remedy that, there's a renovation plan under way.

Reader Participation Survey: Help Us Name the Top 100 National Park Locations to See Before You Die

Earlier this week we touched on the national parks mentioned in the book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Somehow, Mammoth Cave National Park didn't make the cut, and if you've been there, you know it should have. Help us compile a list of the top 100 national park locations to see before you die. We'll start the list.

Bighorn Sheep Research in Glacier National Park Funded by Glacier National Park Fund

A $10,000 grant from the Glacier National Park Fund will enable biologists to learn more about the bighorn sheep that inhabit Glacier National Park along the park's boundary with the Blackfeet Reservation.

Mark Your Calendars: Rangers Will Lead Snowshoe Hikes in Glacier National Park

Though most folks view Glacier National Park as a summertime destination, winter ushers in a completely different personality for the park, one that's quieter, less congested, and brimming with wonder. Beginning January 10, rangers will point out these wonders during weekly two-hour-long snowshoe hikes in the park.

It's Officially Winter at Glacier National Park

Deer in winter at Glacier.
The calendar and Mother Nature are in agreement at Glacier National Park in Montana: the winter season has officially begun, and most roads in the park are closed to vehicles and open for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

National Park Movies: Some More We Like for 1950-1979

Our Traveler’s Top Ten national park movies post was well-received, but we only scratched the surface. We’re digging deeper now. Here are some more we like for 1950 to 1979.

Some Out of the Ordinary National Park Trips To Consider

For most, a national park vacation entails booking a room in a lodge or reserving a spot in a campground, arriving at the park and checking in, and then spending a number of days hiking, paddling, or traveling the park to view various sites, whether they focus on waterfalls, geysers, deep forests, museums, or cultural focal points. Here are some alternatives to that approach, some pricey, some not so.

Gold Strike Just North of Glacier National Park Another Concern for Park's Environmental Health

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A gold strike in the rugged mountains of British Columbia just across the U.S.-Canadian border from Glacier National Park is yet one more concern for the park's environmental health, which already is being threatened by another mining project eyed in the same general area.

Glacier National Park Proposing Changes to Fishing Regulations

If Glacier National Park officials have their way, you'll be able to keep more of the brook trout you catch in the park than you have been able to in the past. A lot more.

Endangered Species Coalition Lists 10 Species Endangered By Climate Change

A small turtle from the eastern U.S. A species of trout native to Glacier and North Cascades national parks. Grizzly bears. A prairie orchard. A coral. These are among the ten plant, fish, animal, and bird species listed in a new report as being the "hottest" species imperiled by climate change.
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Book Commemorating Glacier National Park's Centennial Arrives

The growing celebration of Glacier National Park's centennial is definitely a group effort. On December 12 part of that effort will be showcased with the release of a book filled with 100 poems and stories from folks who have fallen in love with the park down through the years.

Winter: The Perfect Time To Plan Your Long-Distance Trek Along National Scenic Trails

Winter is a season for planning. How better to pass some of those long, cold, snowy nights than before the fire or a the kitchen table with guidebooks and maps, calculators and checklists? And if you’re thinking of tackling one of the country’s long-distance hiking trails, planning is definitely not over-rated. Here’s a look at some of the trails that pass through parts of the National Park System, and what planning assistance is out there.

Kate Kendall To Explain What Bears Really Do in the Backwoods of Glacier National Park

Kate Kendall is one of the leading bear researchers in the United States, and as such has been working to develop non-invasive techniques for gauging how bear populations in the Rockies are doing. If you're in Montana in December you can catch her presentation on "The Secret Life of Bears," which will provide insights into her latest research.

Forest Service Open to Allowing Mountain Bikes on Continental Divide Trail, But What About Park Service?

Along its 3,100 miles that wind from the Canadian border down to Mexico, the Continental Divide Trail is one of the most rugged, and in parts one of the most visually spectacular, hiking trails in the country. Now the U.S. Forest Service says the route could be opened in places to mountain bikes, which raises a question of possible impacts to national parks.

Visiting National Parks by Train – Central and Western U.S.

Train near Glacier National Park
In this final installment of our three-part series on visiting national parks by train, we'll take a look at some options for trips in the central and western United States.

Surveys of Bull Trout Populations At Glacier National Park Tell Different Stories

Often we think of national parks as sanctuaries of sorts for wildlife, whether it be grizzlies, trumpeter swans, or fish. But sometimes it might be more accurate to view parks as offering many native species a last stand against extinction. That just might be the case with bull trout and Glacier National Park.

Stimulus Money Will Help With Rebuild of Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road

More money is heading to Glacier National Park to help with the rebuild of the Going-to-the-Sun Road. However, that road construction means you'll be spending some time mired in construction delays while crossing the 50-mile-long road next year.

Glacier National Park Officials Working on Wildlife Viewing Plan for Many Glacier Area

Bears jams are pretty cool. The first time you're stuck in one. They get old kinda quickly. Which is one reason why the folks at Glacier National Park are developing a wildlife viewing plan for the Many Glacier area.

Keep An Eye Out For Bears During Your Fall Hikes in the National Parks

Fall can be a downright gorgeous time to take a hike in a national park. The air is crisp, the bugs are gone, the crowds have vanished, and the landscape is gorgeous. Just don't forget that the bears are trying to put on some extra calories to get through the winter. And a hungry bear can be an ornery bear.

Man vs. Squirrel… Place Your Bets

Ground squirrel.
A popular TV show has confirmed that many adults are not smarter than a 5th grader, but surely humans are smarter than ground squirrels. The following tale from Glacier National Park offers a good test of that hypothesis.

Wilderness Designations And National Parks Don't Cross Paths Often Enough

Yellowstone. Canyonlands. Voyageurs. Grand Canyon. Great Smoky Mountains. Glacier. Surprising as it is, none of those parks has so much as a single acre of officially designated wilderness.

Behind the Lens With a National Park Photographer

Wouldn't it be great to make a living as a photographer who focuses primarily on national parks? That's Ian Shive's life these days. If you recall, he recently published a book of some of his park images. This short video provides more insight into his work in the parks. It definitely makes one envious.

Jon Jarvis Supports More Official Wilderness in National Park System

Wilderness. It's where the wild things are. It's a place where the stress of everyday life in the "real" world can be swept away.

Glacier National Park Issues Its Annual Warning to Hunters: Stay Out Of the Park

It's that time of year: Crisp air, occasional snows, that autumnal scent of dried leaves, and the bugling of elk in the Rockies. And the annual warning from Glacier National Park officials to hunters that they can't hunt in the park or pursue game into the park without the assistance of a ranger.

Is Glacier National Park At Threat From Proposed Mining Operations in British Columbia?

Whether the health of Glacier National Park and its Canadian neighbor, Waterton Lakes National Park, is at risk from proposed mining operations in British Columbia is a question being probed this week by a team of international experts.

The Pacific Northwest Trail Will Establish Important Linkages

The newly designated Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail will link three national parks, seven national forests, several major mountain ranges, and two border-to border national scenic trails. One day it will also be a key link in the coast-to-coast pathway that trail developers have been dreaming about.

U. S. Mint Announces Sites Selected for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program

West Virginia quarter.
The United States Mint has released the list of 56 sites to be featured in the upcoming America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The first five coins in the new series will be released next year. What locations made the list? There are some familiar names and perhaps a surprise or two.

Classic Road Bike Rides in the National Parks of the Intermountain West

Experiencing our national parks’ grandeur from the saddle of a road bike is a bit like summiting a high peak. The arduous pedal through the park is rewarded with the scenery and equally thrilling descent from the park roads’ high points. Fall is sublime for cycling in national parks, so with the season quickly approaching, now is the time to experience the Mountain West’s greatest national park road cycling routes.

End-to-End Travel On "Sun Road" in Glacier National Park Ends Sept. 21 Due to Road Work

Fall can be a fantastic season to experience Glacier National Park, what with the crisp air, wildlife on the move, color streaking the forests, and crowds somewhere else. But road construction on the Going-to-the-Sun Road could complicate things for even the savviest traveler.
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