If Logan Pass is still on the family “to-do” list, there are less than two weeks left to drive the nearly 50-mile scenic drive from one side of Glacier National Park to the other on Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Beginning at 10 p.m. on Sept. 16, the Going-to-the-Sun Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from Avalanche to Siyeh Bend. The west side closure was previously scheduled as a part of the road’s multi-year rehabilitation. The east side access closure to Logan Pass is early this year due to last November’s storm damage.
But for visitors to Glacier, Logan Pass on the Sun Road is only one part of the park and there is still much to explore.
Visitors will still have access to lakes and trails on the 15.5 miles of road from West Glacier to Avalanche and 15.5 miles from St. Mary to Siyeh Bend. The fall is also a wonderful time to explore the park with the changing colors and fewer crowds.
This is a perfect time to get off the Sun Road and visit Many Glacier, with abundant hiking trails and active glaciers, or Bowman and Kintla lakes near Polebridge.
How to get there: From downtown Kalispell, take East Idaho Street (U.S. Highway 2) east. Turn north on LaSalle Road (still Highway 2). Drive through Columbia Falls and Hungry Horse. Entrance to the park is on the left.
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