Going-to-the-Sun Road Opens in Glacier Park

All 50 miles will be open on Saturday morning

By Beacon Staff

All 50 miles of Glacier National Park’s legendary Going-to-the-Sun Road will be open to motor vehicles on Saturday, June 23, heralding the start of summer in Northwest Montana.

Park officials announced late Friday night that the entire road from West Glacier to St. Mary would be open in the morning. The announcement comes after Glacier Park plow crews spent the better part three months clearing ice and snow from the iconic road that was completed in 1932.

The Logan Pass Visitor Center will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 3.

Park officials were warning visitors to expect snow at Logan Pass and to be prepared for cold temperatures, wind and icy conditions. Visitors should be aware of possible rockfall, particularly in the area of Rim Rock. Rocks and other debris continue to fall on to the road throughout the summer, requiring daily clean up by park employees.

The Highline Trail from Logan Pass is still closed due to hazardous snow conditions. For up-to-date information on trail conditions and clearing activities, visit the park’s trail status webpage.

Current information about park roads, weather conditions, and visitor services can be found by visiting Glacier National Park’s website or by calling park headquarters at (406) 888-7800. Updates on parking and road congestion can be found on the park’s Twitter page.

 

 

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