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Granite Park Chalet - Glacier National Parks' other historic backcountry Chalet. Currently available as a hikers' shelter only. Belton Chalets, Inc. - PO Box 188, West Glacier, MT 59936. Phone: 1-888-345-2649.

Glacier Wilderness Guides - Guided backcountry backpacking trips, sherpa services and backpacking equipment rentals - P O Box 330, West Glacier, MT 59936. Phone (406) 387-5555. Reservations: 1-800-521-7238.

Swan Mountain Outfitters,  - Horseback rides - Stables at Lake McDonald Lodge and Many Glacier (Swiftcurrent). Packing of supplies to chalets out of Lake McDonald stable.

Apgar Ticket Booth: (406) 888-5557
Apgar Corral: (406) 888 - 5010
Lake McDonald Corral: (406) 888 - 5121
Many Glacier Corral: (406) 732 - 4203
Toll Free: 1-877-888-5557

Glacier Park Inc. - All Hotels in Glacier. Central Reservations, PO Box 2025, Columbia Falls, MT 59912. Phone (406) 892-2525.

Sun Tours - Native American Oriented Tours - Edward DesRosier, P O Box 234, East Glacier, MT 59434. Reservations phone 1-800-786-9220 or (406) 226-9220.

Glacier Park Boat Co. - Tour boats on Swiftcurrent Lake (Many Glacier), St. Mary Lake, Two Medicine Lake and Lake McDonald. Small boat rentals at Two Medicine, Swiftcurrent, Apgar and Lake McDonald Lodge.

Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruise Company, LTD - The International cruise boat on Waterton Lake between Waterton (Canada) and Goat Haunt (U.S.). Summer address: Box 126, Waterton, AB Canada T0K 2M0. Phone: (403) 859-2362.

Glacier National Park - Headquarters - West Glacier MT 59936. Phone: (406) 888-7800. Official National Park Service information; ie: backcountry use, camping, permits, emergencies, gripes, accolades, etc.

Red Bus Tours - Scenic Interpretive Red Bus Tours. Phone: 406 892-2525.

Backcountry Camping Guide - The new backcountry guide is online. Please read through it as there are some changes from past years. One big change is the application form. You can now submit requests for two trips on the one form.



Glacier National Park is located in the northwest corner of Montana, just north of Columbia Falls. The park encompasses more than one million acres and is home to grizzly bear, moose, elk, along with 63 varieties of wild mammals. While most of the roads in Glacier National Park are closed off during the winter, this provides miles and miles of tracks for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Visitors are seldom around in the dead of winter, so the muffled hush of the snow covered woods is especially enticing and serene.

A ski or snowshoe trip along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which is one of the most scenic roads in North America, is a great option, according to park rangers. The road is closed to cars from September or October until snowmelt, usually in June. Several short hiking trails branch off from the road, which would be excellent for snowshoeing or skiing in the winter season.

 Once you have your gear, head up to Glacier National Park for an exciting adventure. Guided snowshoe trips are available, led by a park naturalist, and are highly recommended. If you are looking for an informative tour, snowshoeing is an easy way to explore the winter wonderland of this unique park. Snowshoeing will provide even the novice an effortless activity so your senses are more in tune with your environment and your guide's knowledge on the history, wildlife, geology, and biology of this precious ecosystem.

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