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Name: GRANITE PARK CHALET
Details: Granite Park Chalet is located in the heart of Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana . The chalet was built in 1914 by the Great Northern Railway and is a National Historic Landmark contributing property being one of five structures in the Great Northern Railway Buildings district. From Logan Pass along the Going-to-the-Sun Road the chalet is a moderate 7.6 miles (12.2 km) hike along the famed Crown of the Continent Highline Trail usually referred to simply as the Highline Trail . Much of the trail passes through the scenic Garden Wall section of the park immediately west and parallel to the Continental Divide . The chalet is also accessible via the Loop Trail (4.0 miles 2200 feet (670 m) elevation gain) and the Swiftcurrent Trail (7.5 miles 2300 feet (700 m) elevation gain). The trails are for hikers and horseback riders only; no vehicle access is provided. Granite Park Chalet is a limited services facility and those that spend the night make use of the full service kitchen to cook their own meals.
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  • Glacier to take low-key approach to National Park Service centennial(2016/04/27 11:05)Glacier celebrated its own centennial in 2010. That was followed by centennials for Glacier Park Lodge and Sperry Chalet in 2013, Lake McDonald Lodge in 2014, and Many Glacier Hotel and Granite Park Chalet last year. Now it’s the park service’s turn.

  • Granite Park Chalet(2016/01/18 10:00)Early tourists used to ride horses through the park from 7 to 9 miles each day and stay at a different chalet each night. The Granite Park is one of two chalets still standing (Sperry is the other one). You can reach it only via hiking trails. You must ...

  • Glacier National Park chalets celebrate a century(2014/09/03 00:02)GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. — On a rock outcropping, Granite Park Chalet sits as if suspended in the clouds. Around a bend on Glacier’s Highline Trail, the chalet comes into view, notifying weary hikers their trek is nearly over, or for day hikers ...

  • Out of tragedy comes better bear management(2014/08/20 20:44)When he returned, he was told to get his rifle and head to Granite Park Chalet. Early on the morning of Aug. 13, two women were mauled and killed by two different grizzly bears in two different areas of Glacier National Park. What has become known as Night ...

  • A Century Later, Glacier’s Backcountry Oases Endure(2014/08/13 12:00)the “godfather of Glacier National Park,” selected this spot to build the Granite Park Chalet, one of a dozen hotels, chalets and lodges constructed in and around the park between 1910 and 1914. Nestled on a rocky ridge just below Swiftcurrent Pass ...

  • Belton Chalets Inc. wins Park concession(2014/08/12 20:43)Belton Chalets Inc. has a long history with the chalets. The company operated the chalets from 1954-1992, Granite Park Chalet from 1996-97, Sperry Chalet from 1999-2004 and both chalets again from 2005-2014. The existing concession contract will expire ...

  • Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: The Wilderness Lodges of Glacier National Park – Part I(2014/06/11 12:30)Seeing Glacier National Park in those days was no pleasure jaunt. A string of backcountry chalets were sprinkled across the parks mountaintops, each a day’s ride from the previous one. Of the original eight, only Sperry Chalet and Granite Park Chalet ...

  • Glacier National Park Will Have Limited Facilities For Memorial Day Weekend(2014/05/22 12:00)Glacier National Park Lodges, the park' s newest concessioner, will begin operations of Lake McDonald Lodge and Camp Store May 24. Lake McDonald Lodge, Granite Park Chalet, and Sperry Chalet celebrate their centennial anniversaries this year. Bears are ...

  • PBS crew delves into '67 grizzly maulings(2008/09/21 12:00)KALISPELL - It was a blast from the past for Clayton Schenck when the cast and crew arrived at Granite Park Chalet with film props and a wardrobe from the 1960s. Schenck was 18 years old when he first visited the alpine chalet on Glacier National Park's ...

  • PBS production portrays 1967 Montana bear attacks(2008/09/20 12:00)KALISPELL (AP) — It was a blast from the past for Clayton Schenck when the cast and crew arrived at Granite Park Chalet with film props and a wardrobe from the 1960s. Schenck was 18 years old when he first visited the alpine chalet on Glacier National ...






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