Glacier Park

Emergency Closure of Sun Road Temporarily Restricts West-side Access to Glacier Park

The Going-to-the-Sun Road will be closed between Avalanche Campground and Logan Pass starting Friday at 10 a.m. while park staff remove a disabled vehicle

By Beacon Staff
Construction delay along Going-to-the-Sun Road near Lake McDonald on June 13, 2023. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

UPDATE: At 1:54 p.m. on Aug. 4, the Going-to-the-Sun Road was re-opened between Avalanche and Logan Pass.

A motor vehicle accident in Glacier National Park on Thursday prompted the emergency closure of a popular section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road Friday morning that officials predicted could last up to several hours.

Park officials closed the scenic corridor to motorists on Thursday at 5 p.m. between Avalanche Campground and The Loop due to the accident, reopening the road shortly before 10 p.m.

On Friday, park officials announced the Sun Road would be closed between Avalanche Campground and Logan Pass beginning at 10 a.m. Friday “while park staff remove a disabled vehicle.”

“The closure could last up to three hours,” according to the announcement. “No vehicles will be able to pass, including park shuttles.”

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