Montana Visitor's Guide

Glacier National Park, Montana
Why It’s Cool: With more than 700 miles of trails through forests, meadows, and mountains, this park is a dream come true for hikers. You may have heard of Going-to-the-Sun Road, a 50-mile stretch that winds through the mountains, but that’s only fun if you’re in a car. To experience the majestic beauty on foot, head to Logan Pass and Many Glacier. There are several trails, many of which offer spectacular views of alpine lakes.

Where to Camp: There are 13 developed campgrounds with a whopping 1,009 established sites. Most operate on a first-come-first-serve basis, except for three that require reservations. Backcountry camping is also allowed, but a permit is required and you may camp only in designated campgrounds.

When It’s Open: Year-round. Visitor facilities are open late May to early September.

Cost: Summer entrance fees are $25 per car for seven days ($15 in winter). Annual and national passes are also available. Campsites vary from $10 to $23 per night during the summer season. For more information, visit the park's website.

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