Fall Schedule Announced for Glacier Concessions
Contact: Denise Germann , 406 888-5838
WEST GLACIER, MT- Services provided by park concessionaires within Glacier National Park are changing. Some concessions will stop providing services in early September while others will remain open until mid-October.
Granite Park Chalet* closes September 10 (after breakfast)
Glacier Park, Inc. (GPI) (Central reservations: 406-892-2525 or www.glacierparkinc.com)
Glacier Park Lodge* closes September 25 (after breakfast)
Glacier Park Boat Company (406-257-2426 or www.glacierparkboats.com) Boat tours and rentals:
Apgar (rentals only) closes September 5
Swan Mountain Outfitters (1-877-888-5557 or www.swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier) Horseback rides:
Apgar Corral closes September 5
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:
Various Locations end October 15
Waterton Inter-Nation Shoreline Cruises, LTD (403-859-2362 or www.watertoncruise.com) Waterton Lake boat tours:
Goat Haunt Landing ends September 25
To allow accelerated fall season rehabilitation on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, the last day to access Logan Pass by vehicle from the west side will be Sunday, September 18. Vehicle traffic will be restricted on the west side at Avalanche Creek beginning Monday, September 19. Vehicle access to Logan Pass will be available from the east side of the park through Sunday, October 16, weather permitting.
There will be hiker and biker access on the Going-to-the-Sun Road this fall while road rehabilitation activities are taking place, but there may be restrictions in construction zones. It is anticipated that there will be hiker and biker access from Avalanche to Haystack through early-to-mid-October. Parking at Avalanche is limited. Some areas of the road may have a gravel surface and bicyclists should use caution. Additional updates regarding hiker and biker access will be provided throughout the fall.
The free shuttle transportation service accessing Logan Pass and locations along the Going-to-the-Sun Road will operate through Labor Day, Monday, September 5.
For additional park information, visit the park's web site www.nps.gov/glac or call the park at 406-888-7800.
Did You Know?
Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet. The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick.