Sun Road Anniversary Relocated

By Beacon Staff

Lingering winter conditions on Logan Pass have prompted Glacier National Park officials to relocate the 75th anniversary celebration of the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

The celebration has been moved to Lake McDonald Lodge but will still be held on June 27, park spokeswoman Amy Vanderbilt said Thursday.

“We are doing that because of the continued snowy weather, the new snow accumulations and the prospect that the Logan Pass area will still be under snow and it will not be ready for traffic yet,” she said.

Before a storm this week dumped up to two feet of snow on some stretches of the road, crews were plowing in the Rimrock area west of the pass and in the Siyeh Bend area to the east.

Vanderbilt said that getting guests to Lake McDonald Lodge would be logistically easier than getting them to Logan Pass, but it takes away from the historic value of the original venue.

Logan Pass was the site of the 1933 dedication ceremony that attracted about 4,000 people. The June 27 celebration will feature several speakers, including Gov. Brian Schweitzer.