Join our Centennial Celebration

Granite Park and Sperry Chalet
Centennial Celebration

Outdoor Public Reception
August 20, 2014
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Glacier Outdoor Center
12400 HWY #2 East - 1 mile west of West Glacier

Chalet History by NPS Interpretive Ranger Diane Sine
Centennial Cake & Refreshments
Reflections

Brett Bouda book signing- The Era of the Chalets
Beth Dunagen book signing - Welcome to Sperry Chalet

3:00 pm Jack Gladstone Blackfeet Singer Songwriter Concert
4:00 pm Fireside Chat with Ray Djuff, author of View With a Room

The Highline Trail is open

The snow is melting fast up in the high country and our favorite trails are clearing a little more every day. The Highline Trail is open now, but please be super careful. There are still many snow hazards along the route from Logan Pass to Granite Park Chalet, so watch your step and be cautious on the snow.

Swiftcurrent Pass is reported as easily passable now. Feel free to make the hike to Many Glacier.

North along the Highline Trail out of Granite Park still has lots of snow, and the Grinell Glacier Overlook remains closed.

Be safe out there and happy hiking!

Granite Park trail status

It is still a snowy wonderland up in the high country, with lingering snow and wet ground conditions around the chalet. You might appreciate having good waterproof boots and some spare dry socks when you come to visit.

The Highline Trail from Logan Pass remains closed. It will probably be late July before this popular trail becomes passable. Even traveling a short distance from Granite Park Chalet is hazardous due to the high angle snow across the trail.

Swiftcurrent Pass still has some snow cover the last half mile to the pass, but several hikers have been crossing it and are reporting it as passable with caution.

The Loop Trail remains the easiest and best access to Granite Park Chalet for the time being. We would like to encourage guests to use the free shuttle service from the transit centers to relieve parking congestion.

Don't let the snowy conditions stop you from visiting. It is beautiful in the backcountry, and the weather has been glorious. Do come prepared though. Waterproof boots, trekking poles, hats, sunscreen and sunglasses will help you enjoy your visit.

Happy hiking!

Going to the Sun Road status

The National Park Service is planning to open the entire length of Going to the Sun Road soon. We do not know exactly when, but we think it will be before the start of the July 4th weekend. We will continue to shuttle chalet guests from Apgar Visitor Center past the road closure to The Loop trailhead until the road is open to the public.

After the opening we will not be running our guest shuttle any longer, the free Park Service shuttle will be available to help you get in and out of Granite Park Chalet.

Parking at The Loop will be scarce and difficult once Sun Road opens, so we want to encourage our guests to continue using the shuttle from Apgar Visitor Center. The parking is much more abundant, and it is nice to be able to enjoy the scenery instead of driving.

The Highline Trail from Logan Pass remains 99% snow covered, closed, and dangerous. We do not expect to see this trail passable for several weeks yet, the earliest possible opening is July 18. Until then, The Loop Trail will continue to be the only access to Granite Park Chalet.

Happy Hiking!

Summer Office Hours

Starting today, June 30, we are keeping our summer office hours.

We will be available from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, every day until we close in September.

Our office can be reached at 888-345-2649

Happy Hiking!

Early season access to Granite Park Chalet

We are learning from the National Park Service that Going to the Sun Road will not be open to vehicle traffic by our June 30th opening date. We currently have no information as to when Sun Road will have complete vehicle access.

Granite Park Chalet WILL be open beginning June 30th. We will be shuttling chalet guests to The Loop trailhead from the Apgar Visitor Center near the west entrance of the Park. We will make sure that all of our overnight guests at Granite Park Chalet have transportation to and from the trailhead.

We understand that the NPS Sun Road shuttle will be available to carry day hikers beyond the road closure to the loop trailhead beginning July 1. Come on up the Loop Trail, we will be happy to see you.

All early season visitors to Granite Park Chalet should come ready for snow and wet ground conditions. Sturdy waterproof boots are important, trekking poles can help with balance. You may want to have sunscreen, sunglasses and hats too.

Glacier is enjoying a beautiful springtime! We cant wait for you to join us.

Preorder Meals

Our 2014 menu is ready for you.

We can help make meals at Granite Park Chalet easier for you. Our menu can take some weight out of your backpack with tasty meals that are easy to prepare and easy to clean up.

Find the details here.

Save the date!

Granite Park Chalet and Sperry Chalet would like you to join in our Centennial Celebration. We will be hosting a public reception in West Glacier with refreshments and a birthday cake.

August 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Glacier Outdoor Center in West Glacier.

This reception is open to the public. Please come and help us celebrate!

Out of office

We apologize for being out of the office this week. Out staff is suffering from winter ailments. We look forward to helping your with your reservation as soon as we possibly can.

Thank you.

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