Plan ahead for your summer trip! Glacier is requiring tickets and Yellowstone lodging & activities get booked quickly!

Glacier National Park will, like last year, use a reservation system for the summer of 2023 for people traveling on the Going-to-the-Sun Road & in the North Fork area in an effort to control crowds and promote safety in the park. While Yellowstone National Park is not requiring tickets to enter the park, the campgrounds, lodging and tours get booked quickly so make sure to plan in advance! To help inform our Stay Montana guests and make sure they have a smooth, fantastic vacation, we’ve put together information below on visiting YNP and GNP. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our team!

Also, be aware that our vacation rentals across Montana are booking quickly for summer of 2023 so please make your reservations today!


Glacier National Park

Tickets for Going-to-the-Sun Road can be purchased on Details on tickets here.

Note, the GTTSR receives a lot of snow and usually opens around June.

glacier bench view

An Entry Reservation Ticket will be required from May 26th to September 10th, 2023 for private vehicles & motorcycles traveling on the Going-to-the-Sun Road between 6am and 3pm from the West Glacier & Camas Road entrances. Tickets are $2.00, good for 3 days, and are in addition to your Park Pass. Foot & bicycle traffic does not require an Entry Reservation Ticket. Tickets are included if you have lodging or service reservations, just show your receipt. Entry Reservation Tickets will be limited with about 40% of them available 120 days in advance and 60% of them available 1 days in advance. Tickets can be purchased on the website.

The Polebridge entrance also requires a reservation for vehicles accessing the North Fork Area. Tickets are required May 26th to September 10th, 2023 for travel between 6am to 3pm and good for 1 day. If you have a camping reservation, you do not need a ticket.

The St. Mary, Many Glaicer & Two Medicine entrances require tickets from July 1 – September 10, 2023 from 6am to 3pm and tickets are good for 1 day.

For more information and a map on the Glacier National Park corridor requiring tickets go here.

Check the latest status updates for Glacier here.

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Yellowstone National Park

Reservations are not required to enter the park or planned for the summer of 2023; however, Yellowstone campground & lodging reservations can fill up months in advance so make sure to make your reservation early! You can make your reservation for Yellowstone camping, lodging, tours, etc. online here.

Check the latest park status update here.

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