More of Going-to-the-Sun Road Expected to Open Saturday

By Beacon Staff

WEST GLACIER – Glacier National Park officials say they expect to be able to open the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Big Bend by noon Saturday.

The 29-mile section of road from the park’s west entrance will only be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Outside those hours, west side vehicle travel will end at Avalanche, about 16 miles from the west entrance.

On the east side of the park, visitors can travel approximately 13 miles from St. Mary to Jackson Glacier Overlook.

Park road crews will be working through the weekend to prepare for the opening of the entire scenic highway. Superintendent Chas Cartwright says plow crews have tackled the Big Drift, which was still over 70 feet deep this week.

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