• Mt Reynolds

    Glacier

    National Park Montana

West Side Going-to-the-Sun Road Now Open to Big Bend

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Date: June 21, 2010
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.

The public is reminded that based on safety concerns due to road crew personnel working in the Logan Pass areas over the weekend, Glacier superintendent Chas Cartwright has directed that no public access will be allowed beyond vehicle barricades until further notice.

For additional details please refer to the June 17, 2010, Glacier news release News10-51 (Revised) at:  http://www.nps.gov/glac/parknews/news10-51-revised.htm.

Current public use photographs of the snow removal in the Logan Pass area are available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/glaciernpsnews/.


- NPS -

Did You Know?

U-shaped valley carved by a glacier

Glacier National park was named for the glaciers that carved, sculpted, and formed this landscape millions of years ago. Despite the recession of current glaciers, the park's name will not change when the glaciers are gone.