Fall Schedule Announced for Glacier Concessions
Contact: Amy Vanderbilt, 406 888-5838
Contact: Wade Muehlhof, 406 888-7895
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park officials today announced the fall schedule for park concessions. Some concessions stop providing services in early September while others remain open until mid-October. While some visitor services will not be available, Glacier remains open year-round with many opportunities for outdoor activities in all types of weather.
Belton Chalets, Inc. (1-888-345-2649 or www.sperrychalet.com or www.graniteparkchalet.com)
Glacier Park, Inc. (GPI) (Central reservations: 406-892-2525 or www.glacierparkinc.com)
*Glacier Park Lodge and the Prince of Wales Hotel are located outside the park, but managed by GPI.
**Hiker connects Many Glacier to Going-to-the-Sun Road shuttle which operates July 1 –Sept. 6, 2010
***East side shuttle service to trailheads and hotels between East Glacier and Waterton, Alberta, CA
Glacier Park Boat Company (406-257-2426 or www.glacierparkboats.com) Boat tours and rentals:
Swan Mountain Outfitters (1-877-888-5557 or www.swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier) Horseback rides:
Glacier Guides, Inc. (1-800-521-RAFT or 406-387-5555 or www.glacierguides.com) Day hikes and backpacking:
Sun Tours (1-800-786-9220 or 406-226-9220 or www.glaciersuntours.com) Blackfeet perspective tours:
Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruises, LTD (403-859-2362 or www.watertoncruise.com) Waterton Lake boat tours:
To allow accelerated fall season rehabilitation road construction, vehicle traffic will be restricted on Going-to-the-Sun Road (GTSR) between the Avalanche picnic area and Logan Pass beginning September 20. Vehicle access to Logan Pass will only be available from the east side of the park. The free GTSR shuttle service runs through September 6.
For additional park information, please visit Glacier National Park's web site (www.nps.gov/glac) or call park headquarters at 406-888-7800.
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Did You Know?
If current trends continue, some scientists predict that by the year 2030, Glacier National Park will not contain any glaciers and many of the park's smaller glaciers will melt even sooner.