Glacier National Park has implemented a new ticketed-entry system for private vehicles to enter Glacier National Park including accessing the scenic Going to the Sun road, located inside Glacier. This is the second year with the vehicle reservation system, which requires a $2 ticket in addition to your National Park Pass to enter Glacier from May 27th- September 11th, and must be purchased in advance.
This year 2022, they will also require a ticket to access Bowman/Kintla Lakes past Polebridge Ranger Station (any trails after the entrance) and Camas Road Entrance on the North West side of the park from May 27th-September 11th, 2022. Tickets go on sale starting March 2022. You can purchase 3 day tickets for Going to the Sun road and 1 day ticket for Polebridge entrance.
You can learn more about the ticketing system on the Glacier National Park website. There is also a YouTube video that explains in detail how to reserve your ticket.
Important info: This year there will be road construction inside the West Entrance of the park. The West Entrance of the Going to the Sun road will not be accessible before 6am due to this construction. You should be able to access the Camas Creek North West Entrance to get you in before 6am, should you not have a reservation ticket. You can also access the East Entrance of the park before 6am. Note: This is a 2.5 drive from our property. Very manageable, but plan accordingly should you not have a ticket.
Should you not get a vehicle registration ticket on the 120 day mark, you can try again for the 24hour tickets. Please note: Cancellations happen, so continue to try for your dates in advance and there are also tickets that do open up for the 24hours time frame. You can also access the West entrance gate after 4pm to drive the Going to the Sun road up to Logan’s pass or enter through the Camas Creek gate before 6am. Montana offers long summer days. Meaning, we don’t get dark until 10pm. Plenty of time to see the sights of GNP in the afternoon including short hikes inside the park.
An alternative ticket, you can purchase an activity inside the park for the day. This will come with access to the Going to the Sun Road and a free reservation ticket. I.e. Boat tours, Horseback Rides
If you are going for big hikes inside the park, please plan accordingly and arrive early. If you do not have a vehicle pass, this will need to be before 6am.
Reclusive Moose Cabins and Glacier View Chalet are located outside the park entrance and NO tickets or passes are required to access our property. A bonus, we are not far from the Camas Entrance gate, should you need an alternative entrance.
We highly recommend that you reserve your tickets in advance. You will also need to purchase a parks pass along with this new additional ticket.
Christie & Ryan Dunn
Owners, Reclusive Moose Cabins