Highline Trail open again

Glacier is a land of many surprises, and this is a fun one. Please enjoy the Highline Trail safely. The trail remains posted for bear activity, so call out your presence, carry your bear spray, and be safe out there.

Happy Hiking

Highline trail closed

The National Park Service has closed the Highline Trail from Logan Pass to Granite Park Chalet due to bear activity. There is currently no forecast for how long this closure may last. You can check for the most current trail status information online or through any visitor center.

Granite Park Chalet remains open and accessible by the Loop Trail on the west and the Swiftcurrent Pass Trail on the east. We are looking forward to having you join us.

The Highline Trail is open!

The Highline trail officially opened at 2pm on July 3, 2019. Please use extreme caution as there are numerous snowfields. Hiking poles and yak trax are recommended when crossing snow patches. Looking forward to seeing you at Granite Park Chalet!


Summer fun at Granite Park Chalet

Granite Park Chalet is open, the mountains are beautiful, the spring wildflowers are going crazy, and we just heard that the Highline Trail has opened today. Yay! Let's go put some trail under our boots. We can't wait to see you in the mountains.


Our 2019 menu is ready. Ordering from our retail menu is a great way to improve your Granite Park Chalet visit by carrying less in your backpack and worrying less about your meals. Order at least two weeks ahead of your visit and your selection will be waiting in the kitchen for when you arrive.

Find the menu here.

Happy Hiking!

Signs of spring

The usual signs of spring are showing up in Glacier country. The bears are starting to emerge from hibernation and the Sun Road plows are coming out of hibernation too. I'm not sure where to find the bears, but I do enjoy following the plows:

Be advised, due to the resurfacing project on Going to the Sun Road, Logan Pass will not be accessible before June 21 at the earliest.

And the big question we are starting to hear is when will the Highline Trail into Granite Park be open? The answer to that is no one knows. Typically it is sometime in the first week of July, but Mother Nature always has final say.

If it helps, here are the Highline Trail opening dates from the last ten years:
July 4, 2018; July 6, 2017; July 6, 2016; July 1, 2015; July 17, 2014; July 13, 2013; July 27, 2012; July 29, 2011; July 9, 2010; July 3, 2009.

We are looking forward to getting on the trail with you.

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