Video: Plowing Glacier Park's Going to the Sun Road
Posted on 23 June 2018
Crews finish plow job on Glacier Park's Going to the Sun Road
GOING TO THE SUN ROAD OPENS JUNE 23
West Glacier, MT – The Going-to-the-Sun Road will be open on Saturday morning, June 23, in its entirety to motorized vehicle travel.
Visitors will be able to drive the entire 50-mile length of the road, and access Logan Pass.
Park work crews have finished snow removal, assessed current snow conditions, removed rocks and other road debris, installed guard rails, and prepared Logan Pass facilities for visitor use.
Services at Logan Pass include restroom facilities and potable water. The Logan Pass Visitor Center is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm through September 3. The visitor center offers information about the park, ranger-led programs, and a Glacier National Park Conservancy bookstore.
Interpretive bus tours on the Going-to-the-Sun Road and in other areas of the park are available through Sun Tours and Glacier National Park Lodges. More information on these services can be found on the park’s website.
Vehicles and vehicle combinations longer than 21 feet, and wider than 9 feet, are prohibited on the Going-to-the-Sun Road between Avalanche Campground and Rising Sun. Vehicles over 10 feet in height may have difficulty driving west from Logan Pass due to rock overhangs.
The spring hiker-biker shuttle service has ended operations for the season. Bicyclists are reminded that bicycle safety restrictions on the Going-to-the-Sun-Road are in effect, and remain in effect through Labor Day, September 3. Bicycles are prohibited between the Apgar turnoff near the Apgar Picnic Area and Sprague Creek Campground from 11 am to 4 pm.
Bicycles are prohibited eastbound (uphill) between Logan Creek and Logan Pass from 11 am to 4 pm. Information on bicycle restrictions and average bicycle times may be found in the park newspaper available at park entrance stations, or online on the park’s bicycle information webpage.