When planning and researching your trip to Glacier, you will see and hear various terms used to talk about the ticketed entry requirements. The following terms all mean the same thing:
Entry Reservation Ticket / Ticketed Entry / Entry Ticket / Vehicle Reservation / GTTSR Ticket / GTTSR Pass. For simplicity purposes, we will use the term Entry Reservation Ticket.
In 2022, Entry Reservation Tickets are valid for 3 consecutive days. (Except for The North Fork area, which is a 1-day ticket). Every vehicle entering Glacier will need a ticket.
From May 27, 2022, to September 11, 2022, all vehicles entering Glacier National Park from the following entrances will need an Entry Reservation Ticket from 6 am to 4 pm daily. Times are subject to change at the discretion of the Park Service.
West Glacier Entrance
Camas Road Entrance
St Mary Entrance (starting at Rising Sun)
The North Fork Area, which begins at the Polebridge Ranger Station (6 am to 6 pm daily)
A portion (about 70%) of the entry reservation tickets are available 120 days in advance of the entry date, beginning on March 2nd at 8 am MST on www.Recreation.gov
If you are coming between May 27th and June 30th those tickets are available on March 2nd at 8:00 am MST.
Entry reservations for July 1 are available on March 3, July 2nd tickets will be available on March 4th, July 3rd tickets will be available on March 5th, and so on for the remainder of the season.
The remaining entry reservation tickets (about 30%) will be available at 8 am MST the day before the entry date. For example, remaining entry reservations for July 1 are available on June 30 at 8:00 am MST
Tickets will sell out fast each morning. We advise setting up an account on Recreation.gov prior to the release and being prepared and online to reserve 10 minutes before the drop at 8 am MST.
Don’t Stress too much, there are numerous other ways to enter GNP without the Entry Reservation Ticket!
Reserve a Bike, Kayak, or Paddleboard with us, Glacier Outfitters. These reservations will serve as your entry ticket on the day of the reservation.
Enter the park before 6:00 am or after 4:00 pm*
Tickets are not required for entry to Two Medicine or Many Glacier, these are both amazing locations for gorgeous hikes and activities.
Reserve other activities, lodging, or camping inside the Park. Having reservations for boat rides, horseback riding, lodging, or campsites within Glacier (on the GTTS corridor) will bypass the need for an Entry Reservation Ticket
*Please note that there is a proposed utility project that Park Officials are finalizing at this time. You should anticipate a full road closure overnight from Apgar Village to Lake McDonald Lodge. No vehicles-except for emergencies-will be allowed on the road overnight. The specific hours have not been released/decided, but an estimate is 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. This could impact visitors' ability to enter the park before 6:00 am.
Because Entry Reservation Tickets are valid for 3 consecutive days, you will need to obtain 2 (or more) tickets if you wish to enter more than 3 days in a row.
You can either be on Recreation.gov on both mornings they become available (so day 1 you wish to enter and day 4 you wish to enter) or, we’d actually recommend planning your activities around your entry ticket reservations. For example, you get an entry reservation ticket for July 1-3, then book a kayak rental with us on July 4. Then, you can kayak the morning of the 4th and still have the rest of the day to explore Glacier. If you want to enter on the 5th, maybe book a boat tour with Glacier Boat Co or a horseback riding trip with Swan Mountain Outfitters.
You also still have the option to enter Glacier before/after the ticketed entry times of 6:00am and 4:00pm daily.
Before arriving at Glacier, download, print or screenshot your Entry Reservation Ticket or your activity/lodging confirmation.
You will need to show the Rangers your Park Pass, Photo I.D, and your Entry Reservation Ticket/Activity or Lodging Confirmation in order to enter Glacier National Park at the entrances listed earlier.
If you have an Interagency, Senior, Access or Military Pass, those will work at Glacier. If you do not have one of those, you can buy a 7 Day Glacier specific pass HERE
Yes! Because you show your reservation at the gate when you enter Glacier National Park, once you are inside the gate you are free to roam and explore all of Glacier, including Going to the Sun Road, for the entire day. Have fun and don't forget your bear spray!
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