Glacier NP.


Active Member
Jul 24, 2018
Santa Clarita, CA
Leaving Friday for 8 days in Glacier NP. Two days up, six days in the park and 2 days back. Driving and taking my 18 yo daughter and two of her friends, before she leaves for college.

I have camp ground reserved outside of West Glacier (I tried east side but everything booked up 180 days out to the minute...) Have hikes planned, some white water rafting. Got the truck packed. Curious if anyone has any recent info or tips. Fires, bears, mosquitos? I know they recently shut down all wood camp fires, so I'm taking a propane fire pit, grill and stove. Not too worried about temps as I don't anticipate it colder than 45-50 at night. Gonna try and snag a vehicle pass, but already planning to be inside park before 0600 every day to avoid parking hassles at trail heads.

Josh Pearson

Active Member
May 14, 2013
I am at Glacier now. Smoke in air most days but that is usual for this time of year. Saw 3 grizzlies and 1 black bear from the road inside the park. Like you said just buy the vehicle pass for 7 days and be in the park park before 6am if you can't get a "going to the sun road pass" reserved 2 days in advance. If you enter the park from the west (Camas Road or West Glacier entrance) and drive the going to the sun road all the way to the St. Mary visitor center be aware that you can't get get back into the park until after 5PM if you don't have the "going to the sun road pass".

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