As temperatures warm, bears emerge in Glacier National Park

March 31, 2019

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Officials are urging visitors to Glacier National Park to be cautious as bears emerge from hibernation in and around the park.

Park officials say visitors should carry bear spray, travel in groups and try to make loud noises as they move through the park, especially near streams or at blind spots and curves on trails.

Food also should be stored in bear-proof storage boxes and any garbage should be put into bear-resistant trash containers.

The Flathead Beacon reports that Montana’s Glacier National Park is home to both grizzly and black bears. Bears begin to emerge from their dens when temperatures warm in search of food.

Officials say visitors should stay at least 100 yards away from any bear and report sightings at visitor centers or ranger stations.