West side of Going-to-the-Sun Road will close for construction Oct. 1 through May 15, 2023; vehicle reservations ended for the season on Sept. 11 as services start to taper
As the North Fork Flathead River Valley grapples with new residents and record visitation to Glacier National Park, incidents involving unsecured garbage and food-conditioned bears last year led to the management deaths of a beloved resident sow and her three cubs. This year, locals are ramping up outreach efforts to be a bear-smart community.
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