East Glacier Park is a small village amid spectacular scenery. The village is near excellent fishing, hunting, abundant hiking trails, seasonal Indian cultural events and rodeo. Winter allows very good skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.
Scenic spots include: Going-To-The-Sun-Road of Glacier National Park, Two Medicine Valley, numerous waterfalls, overlooks, lakes, and streams. Wildlife is commonly seen: moose, bear, deer, elk, mountain goats, and many smaller creatures.
You’ll find motels, restaurants, grocery store and deli, picnic supplies, car rentals and shuttle services, horse rentals, historic lodge, nine-hole golf course, the east entrance to Glacier National Park, bars, gift shops, laundromats, ATM, Catholic Church, and filling station.
What you will NOT find here are: banking, health care, prescription pharmacy, beauty salon, automotive mechanic, big-chain hotels, fast-food, or nightlife.
“East Glacier Park . . . is a charming, tumbleweedy throwback with a string of weathered eateries and motor-court lodgings that are only slightly post-World War II.” - Stephen P. Nash of the New York Times, July 31, 2011
Geocachers: there are over 50 caches listed within 30 miles of East Glacier! Come and find them!
Amtrak stops in the village in summer, and many motels have pickup service for guests. We’re 79 miles east of Kalispell's Glacier International Airport in Kalispell, 132 miles northwest of Great Falls International Airport, and 220 miles south of Calgary International Airport. From Canada, Airport Shuttle Express provides service from Calgary to East Glacier.
The center of town is the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and State Highway 49.
Come and visit!
Population: 363 year-round; 2010 Census
Zip Code: 59434
Municipal Charter: none
Altitude: 4,434 ft; 1,478 m
Coordinates: 48°26′38″N, 113°13′18″W
Size: 4.4 square miles
Time Zone: Mountain (UTC 6)