Glacier Outdoor Center & Cabins
As Montana’s oldest whitewater rafting company, Glacier Raft Company
has provided fantastic thrills (with very few spills) for over 30 years. Their
skilled and experienced guides make it a safe, exciting trip for the whole
family. Half-day, full-day and multi-day trips are available on the wild and
scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River. For a whitewater adventure, visit
our friends at Glacier Raft Company.
Glacier National Park
Created in 1910, Glacier National Park offers incredible mountain
scenery, glacial lakes, and over one million acres (1,500 square miles)
of wilderness and wildlife habitat.
Over 60 species of mammals and 200 species of birds make Glacier
their home. You can encounter deer, elk, moose, bear, bighorn sheep and
mountain goats. If you’re lucky, you might even hear the howl of a
gray wolf at night, although you probably won’t see one. If you want
to see mountain goats though, your best chance might be the natural salt
licks located 10 miles southeast of Essex on Highway 2. They have attracted
as many as 70 goats at a time. An observation area is adjacent to the highway.
For generations, visitors have come to Glacier to hike, camp, fish,
raft, bike, boat, climb, ride horses and see some truly magnificent scenery.
There are more than 700 miles of foot and horse trails in the Park. Some
of them lead to historic lodges that have been used by back-country travelers
Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta,
Canada were joined together in 1932 as Waterton-Glacier International Peace
Park, the first park of its kind in the world. They are now designated
as Biosphere Reserves.
From the remote lakes nestled among the 10,000 foot peaks, to the
spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road, this is a place that stirs the senses
and the soul. It unites people of all nations in a shared sense of wonder.
Glacier National Park is always open, although the Going-to-the-Sun
Road is closed during winter months. For information on road opening dates,
weather, camping and back-country hiking, visit the NPS Glacier National
Photos courtesy of Glacier National Park.
Glacier Photo is proud to offer visitors a fully stocked camera and accessory shop located in West Glacier Village, the main entry point to Glacier National Park. Park visitors will find a tremendous selection of point-and-shoot as well as digital SLR cameras, lenses, binoculars, tripods, bags, filters, batteries, memory cards, and more. You can download your photos to DVD, print your images on-the-spot, or upload your photos. You can even dress up as a wild west outlaw or saloon girl for an old time portrait souvenir. If it has to do with photography in Glacier National Park, Glacier Photo is your headquarters.