Glacier is a backpacking paradise. The park consistently ranks as one of the most popular backpacking parks in the NPS. Famous for its towering mountains, pristine alpine lakes, abundant wildlife, and its 700+ miles of trails, this amazing place is growing in popularity each year.
Many resources are available online for backcountry users to plan their trips. The most important is the Backcountry Guide that is available as a PDF file. In addition to the Backcountry Guide we also have Trail Status Reports, the Daily Backcountry Bulletin, a Backcountry Blog, and a Reservation Status Report. All of these are updated several times per day.
Follow the steps below to start planning your next adventure.
Step 1 - Read the Backcountry Camping Guide
Glacier National Park's current Backcountry Camping Guide is now available online as a PDF document. Please read through the entire Guide. Changes may effect your planned route. Incorrectly completed applications will be returned unprocessed, decreasing your chances of obtaining your planned trip.
Step 2 - Use our great trip planning aids Backcountry Campground Availability
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