When will Going-to-the-Sun Road open?
Portions of Going-to-the-Sun Road remain open all year and provide access to locations like Apgar Village and Lake McDonald Lodge. Please check our Directions, Transportation, & Road Conditions page for the sections of road that are open.
What if I have more questions about the Going-to-the-Sun Road?
What does it mean when a campground is in Primitive Status?
Do the campgrounds have showers?
Does someone check me in at the campgrounds? How do I find a campsite?
All reservation-only campgrounds in the park (Apgar, Fish Creek, Sprague Creek, Avalanche Creek, Many Glacier, Two Medicine, and St. Mary Campgrounds) do not have check-in kiosks; proceed directly to your site and a Campground Host will check you in at your site.
If you are camping at our first-come, first-serve sites, there may be different procedures, depending on the location. Generally, campers will stop at the fee station and pick up a fee envelope, proceed into the campground and find an available campsite. Place your fee envelope in the fee tube within a ½ hour of picking your site. Credit cards are accepted at all our campgrounds
Can I make reservations for an auto campground?
We have a large group of campers, do you have group sites? Can you reserve these group campsites?
How do I know how early I need to show up for a first come, first serve campsite?
Are campgrounds open year round?
Do you have any generator-free campsites?
While camping, where do I store food to keep it safe from wildlife?
For backcountry campsites, secure by suspending from any NPS designated food hanging device or in an Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) approved bear resistant container.
When do your trails open?
When arriving at Glacier, all three visitor centers (Logan Pass, St. Mary, and Apgar) will have daily trail status reports posted. These reports include all wildlife-related trail postings and closures.
Is hiking the Highline Trail scary?
When does the Ptarmigan Tunnel open?
When can I hike all the way to Grinnell Glacier?
Do you have Ranger-led hikes?
Times within and around the park are estimates and will vary with construction and time of day.
St. Mary to Many Glacier Valley: 20 miles, 30-40 minutes
Last updated: September 13, 2023