Glacier looks to hike annual pass to $60

Print Article

A hiker overlooks Grinnell Lake.

Glacier National Park is soliciting public comment for a proposal to change the price of the Glacier National Park Annual Pass from $50 to $60. No other entrance fees are proposed for change.

Glacier has steadily bumped the annual pass fee — primarily used by locals — over the past few years. It was raised from $35 to $45 in 2016 and then bumped up to $50 this year.

Entrance fees are not charged to persons under 16 years of age or holders of the America the Beautiful-The National Parks and Federal Recreational Annual, senior, access, military, or volunteer passes. These passes may be obtained at the park.

“The funds raised through entrance fees including passes are critical to improve facilities and infrastructure, and to provide an enhanced level of visitor service,” said Park Superintendent Jeff Mow in a release Thursday.

Park entrance and campground fees have supported a number of important projects in the Park, including a portion of the Many Glacier Hotel restoration, new interpretive exhibits at visitor centers, trail repairs, and winter snowshoe walks.

The public can submit comments at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/GNP_fee_proposal_2017. Comments may also be submitted via mail to Glacier National Park, Attention: Glacier National Park Annual Pass Fee Increase, P.O. Box 128, West Glacier, MT 59936. The comment period will be open until Sept. 30.

This fee structure review and civic engagement process is part of a 2017 review of Federal Land Recreation Enhancement Act fees at parks nationwide. Following the public comment period, feedback will determine how, or if, a fee increase would be implemented.

Print Article

Read More Glacier Park

Huckleberry: No switchbacks, great views

September 22, 2017 at 6:25 am | Hungry Horse News The Huckleberry Lookout in Glacier National Park is the only lookout trail in Glacier without a single switchback. You start out going flat for a little ways and then slowly, but surely, start risin...

Comments

Read More

For Rotary, sadness at cancellation of annual event

September 20, 2017 at 8:10 am | Hungry Horse News It’s a sad week for International Peace Park Rotarians. The annual celebration of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park was canceled because of the Kenow Fire burning in Waterton and the sub...

Comments

Read More

Glacier’s grand old hotel celebrated

September 20, 2017 at 7:49 am | Hungry Horse News In the late 1990s, the fate of the Many Glacier Hotel hung in the balance. The 211-room guesthouse situated on a rocky ledge on Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park was structurally unsound an...

Comments

Read More

Glacier reopens some backcountry campgrounds

September 15, 2017 at 5:19 pm | Hungry Horse News Glacier National Park is now allowing some backcountry permits in the Park. On Thursday, it began issuing permits for campgrounds south of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, outside of areas that are closed ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 892-2151
PO BOX 189, 926 Nucleus Avenue
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

©2017 Hungry Horse News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X