National Park

Glacier Dog Policy

Glacier National Park is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Not Allowed
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []

Glacier National Park is a breathtaking park that includes receding glaciers, mountain meadows, valleys, and high altitude lakes. If you like mountains, glaciers (~26), lakes, wildlife, and wildflowers, this Rocky Mountain site on its eastern range in Montana is the park for you. It’s larger than Rhode Island. There is an extensive trail system that's over 700 miles here, though dogs are not allowed on the trails. In addition to the natural beauty, there is much cultural history and natural history in fossils here. There are also lodges and chalets here to stay at.

This is one-half of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Straddling Glacier National Park to the north is Parks Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta. They’re both parts of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem and the two parks appear to be collaborative when it comes to research, policies, and program delivery. Recently, a NPS ranger (U.S.) made a presentation on the diet of grizzly bears at the visitor center for Waterton Lakes National Park (Parks Canada) before co-leading a hiking party from the Waterton townsite (Canada) south to Goat Haunt in Glacier National Park (U.S.).

Glacier National Park is not really ideal for dogs, depending on what you're planning to do. Dogs are allowed in developed areas including campgrounds and along roads while on a leash no longer than 6'. However, dogs are not allowed on trails and they are not allowed on backcountry roads which are closed to traffic. Dogs are allowed on the water, however.


Pet Policy Details
1583 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed on trails at Glacier National Park.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed in front-country campgrounds while on a 6' leash.

Road Policy

Dogs are allowed along developed roads and parking lots while on a 6' leash. If a road is closed to vehicle traffic, dogs are not allowed on the road.

Location & Map

Northwest Montana

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