Glacier Park: What’s Open and What’s Closed

Despite fire season, there is still plenty to explore in the Crown of the Continent

Despite wildfires plaguing parts of Glacier National Park, there is still plenty to explore in the Crown Jewel of the Continent.

Here’s your guide to what’s open and closed in Glacier Park.

Be sure to visit this page throughout the summer for the latest on the park and visit for updates on the fire season.


 As of Aug. 23, the following routes, trails and sites are open:

Going-to-the-Sun Road from Apgar to St. Mary

Camas Road

Chief Mountain Road

Cut Bank Road

Many Glacier Road

Two Medicine Road

West Glacier

St. Mary Visitor Center

St. Mary Campground

Logan Pass Visitor Center

Rising Sun

Apgar Visitor Center and surrounding area

Polebridge area

Many Glacier Hotel and surrounding area

Two Medicine

Lake McDonald Lodge and surrounding area

Backcountry permits are still being issued at Many Glacier, Two Medicine, Apgar and Polebridge

Lake Ellen Wilson Backcountry Site

H Grinnell Glacier Overlook

Sperry Trail from Lake McDonald Lodge to Gunsight Pass


 As of Aug. 23, the following routes, trails and sites are closed:

Rising Sun Inn and Campground (Limited Access)

All trails starting from the Going-to-the-Sun Road in area of the Reynolds Fire

St. Mary, Virginia, and Baring Creek Falls Trails

Otokomi Trail

Coal Creek Trail

Nyack Creek Trail

Cut Bank Pass Trail, in the Nyack drainage

Park Creek to Coal Creek Cutoff Trail

Dry Fork Trail, from Pitamakan Pass to Two Medicine Campground trailhead and Two Medicine Entrance

Morning Star Trail, from Cut Bank Auto Campground to Pitamakan Pass

Atlantic Creek Trail, from Cut Bank Auto Campground to Triple Divide Pass

Dawson Pass Trail / North Shore of Two Medicine Lake

North Shore Two Medicine Junction to Dawson / Pitamakan

Upper Two Medicine Lake Trail

Medicine Grizzly Lake Trail

Cut Bank Frontcountry Campground

Reynolds Backcountry Campground

Atlantic Creek Backcountry Campground

Morning Star Backcountry Campground

Oldman Lake Backcountry Campground

No Name Backcountry Campground

Upper Two Medicine Lake Backcountry Campground

Lower Nyack Backcountry Campground

Upper Nyack Backcountry Campground

Beaver Woman Backcountry Campground

Coal Creek Backcountry Campground

Nyack/Coal Creek Camping Zone


Goat Haunt Shelter

Goat Lick Overlook near Essex

Inside North Fork Road (Not related to fire)

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