Visitors Encouraged to Explore Other Areas of the Park

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Date: July 30, 2015
Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888 5838

The Going-to-the-Sun Road is open to Logan Pass from the west side of Glacier National Park, with up to 2-3 hour delays. Park rangers are stationed along the Going-to-the-Sun Road managing traffic to Logan Pass.

Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow said, “Record visitation, combined with the east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road closed, visitors are encountering delays and congestion with access to Logan Pass on the west side.”

Mow said, “East-side access to Logan Pass will remain closed as long as there is fire burning and firefighters working in close proximity to the Going-to-the-Sun Road. It is unknown when access will be allowed, but Mow says it is a priority for the park. In cooperation with the incident management team, the park is actively working to provide for safe visitor access on the east side.
 
Visitors are encouraged to use alternative transportation options to access Logan Pass, such as the park’s free shuttle system or concession-operated interpretive tours. The interpretive tours are conducted by park concessioners Glacier National Park Lodges and Sun Tours.

Mow said, “We strive to provide a quality visitor experience at Glacier National Park, so we need to communicate the delays that may be encountered in accessing Logan Pass at this time.”

The park and surrounding area offer visitors many outstanding recreational opportunities. Most of the park’s more than 700 miles of trails are accessible, as well as the Many Glacier, Two Medicine and Apgar areas of the park. 

Learn more about visitor opportunities at Glacier National Park by visiting https://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm, or stop by a park visitor center or ranger station.



Last updated: July 30, 2015

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