Granite Park Chalet
in Glacier National Park
In beautiful Glacier National Park, is open from
the first part of July until late in September.
Here is an overnight shelter for the really serious Hikers, but this is
a hike you will long remember, and never regret.
Most Hikers start this climb from Logan Pass. It's a 7.4 mile trip up the
Highland Trail. Or you may take the trail from Many Glacier up over Swiftcurrent Pass,
and may also reach the lodge from the loop on Going To The Sun road.
Upon reaching Granite Park Chalet, you will have hiked to an elevation
of 6,000 feet. The beautiful scenery along the way will assure you of a lot
of stops to rest and take pictures. Provide yourself with plenty of time and water,
you will not want to hurry.
This trip in Glacier National Park, will allow you to experience the
Park the way it was hiked before the " Going To The Sun Road " was built. It
was only reached by hiking or on horse back.
Granite Park Chalet was built by the Great Northern Railway in 1914,
for travelers and tourists to spend the night. It was, and still is rustic.
There is a kitchen, for you to cook your own meals, a dining room in which to eat and
12 bedrooms with single bunk beds. You may either pack in your food,
sleeping bags, and water. Or by making arrangements ahead, you may
rent bedding and linens, and buy packaged meals that will be waiting for your
We suggest that you give yourself plenty of time to relax on the front porch with a snack,
and take in the many spectacular views. You will enjoy sights that will completely
take you out of the problems of everyday life. From the deck of the chalet
you are able to enjoy views of Bear Valley and Heaven’s Peak!
Remember to dress accordingly though, you are up where there may be snow
until late spring and back again in early fall.
Early summer hiking will treat to views of lovely glacier lilies and many waterfalls.
With later hiking many more wildflowers make this a sight to behold.
With bear grass, paintbrush, asters, cinquefoil and Penstemon, to name just a few.
Enjoy and take lots of photos.
2008 OVERNIGHT RATE:
$70 First Person, $68 each additional person in the same room, plus Montana Accommodations tax.
Optional linen and bedding service: $15 per person.
Granite Park Chalet
P O Box 189, West Glacier, MT 59936
Toll free reservation phone: 1-888-345-2649
office at graniteparkchalet.com
e-mail - office at graniteparkchalet.com
Office hours are 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM mountain time, every day until September 10th.
By Verna Parks