West Side Going-to-the-Sun Road Now Open to Big Bend
Contact: Amy Vanderbilt, 406 888-5838
Contact: Wade Muehlhof, 406 888-7895
WEST GLACIER, MONT. - At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Friday, June 18, Glacier National Park managers extended vehicle access on the west side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road (Sun Road) to Big Bend, 29 miles from the west entrance. Vehicle access on the east side of Sun Road remains at Jackson Glacier Overlook, 13.5 miles from the St Mary entrance. Vehicle access is subject to change depending on weather and road conditions.
Did You Know?
Grizzly bears in the park have a wide variety of food sources, including glacier lily bulbs, insects, and berries. They may also make an early season meal of mountain goats that were swept down in avalanches over the winter.