WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park officials announce that the Going-to-the-Sun Road (Sun Road) is open the entire 50-miles to motorized vehicle travel effective noon Thursday, June 24, 2010. Visitors are reminded to pay attention to all warning signs as there is construction and other potential road hazards along Sun Road.
The Logan Pass Visitor Center is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including the Glacier Association bookstore. The popular Highline trail is currently closed from Logan Pass to the Haystack Butte saddle and is projected to open for the season on the weekend of July 10. There is currently no potable (drinkable) water available at Logan Pass. Due to concrete work at the visitor center, portable toilets will be provided for visitor use.
The Inside North Fork Road between Logging Creek and Fish Creek is temporarily closed due to flooding. All other park roads are open to motorized vehicle travel. Logging Creek and Quartz Creek campgrounds are scheduled to open July 1. Granite Park Chalet opens Tuesday, June 29 and Sperry Chalet opens Wednesday, July 7.
Visitors should plan for no more than a 40-minute construction delay when traveling the entire length of Sun Road one way. Night work is scheduled for Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on the west side of the Continental Divide with no passage allowed during the entire 10-hour nightshift. The Sun Road on the east side of the Divide will have the same nighttime restrictions, but there will be one short, 15-minute window for passage through the construction zone at 2 a.m. There is no night work scheduled for Friday through Sunday.
For current information on park roads and weather conditions, and visitor services throughout the park, visit Glacier's website www.nps.gov/glac, dial 511 anywhere in Montana (select option 5) or call park headquarters at 406-888-7800.