Alpine Section of Going-to-the-Sun Road Closed For The Season

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Date: October 12, 2016
Contact: Tim Rains, 406-888-5838

Glacier National Park Media Release

October 12, 2016

Tim Rains 406-888-5838

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WEST GLACIER, MONT –The Going-to-the-Sun-Road (GTSR) is closed for the season from Avalanche on the west side to the Jackson Glacier overlook on the east side. A severe winter snowstorm followed by temperatures below freezing created unsafe traveling conditions along the alpine section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The scheduled closure was Monday October 17. Closures on the GTSR will drop to Lake McDonald Lodge on the west side, and the foot of St. Mary Lake on the east side when winter conditions set in.

The Apgar Visitor Center is now open on weekends only from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Apgar Backcountry Permit Office is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.through October 31.

Boat inspections for boats launching on the west side of the park will be conducted at the Apgar Backcountry Office, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through the end of October. Boat inspections for the east side of the park are by appointment only.Appointments are available by contacting the park at 406-888-7800 (press 5).

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Last updated: October 12, 2016

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