Winter weather dictates when most visitor facilities, hiking trails, roads and activities open and close for the season. June through September is typically considered our "summer" season when most facilities and roads are open and accessible.
The Going-to-the-Sun Road typically opens in mid June and closes in mid October.
Our seasonal lodging properties typically open in late May or early June and close in mid to late September. Grouse Mountain Lodge, located in Whitefish, Montana is open year-round.
For more information, see our 2023 and 2024 Lodging Dates below.
For the most up-to-date information regarding Glacier National Park, visit www.nps.gov.
Yes—we have fall colors in Montana! The Larch tree, also known as Tamaracks, are deciduous conifers that change color and lose their needles in the fall. The Larch turn the mountains gold and create spectacular scenes of fall color. Also in the fall, Whitefish has a great line-up of events filled with local flavor, including Whitefish Oktoberfest! For fall visitors to Glacier National Park, the Going-to-the-Sun Road typically stays open until mid to late October, depending on when we receive our first snowfall. Although most properties in the park close in September, Grouse Mountain Lodge is open year-round.
*As we continue to adapt to changing circumstances, these anticipated opening dates may change.
Visitors centers throughout the Park open and close at different times.
Times are subject to change throughout the year.
January – May 13: Weekends only, 9 AM to 4:30 PM
May 14 – June 10: 9 AM to 4:30 PM
June 11 – September 5: 8 AM to 6 PM
September 6 – October 10: 8 AM to 5 PM
October 11 – mid-May 2018: Weekends only, 9 AM to 4:30 PM
May 28 – June 25: 8 AM to 5 PM
June 26 – August 14: 8 AM to 6 PM
August 15 – October 2: 8 AM to 5 PM
October 3: Visitor center closed for season