Date: October 14, 2020
Get in touch with: Media Inquiries, 406-888-5838
Make contact with: Public Inquiries, 406-888-7800
WEST GLACIER, Mont. [October 14, 2020] – Thanks to ongoing winter weather conditions, the alpine sections of the Heading-to-the-Sunshine Street in Glacier Nationwide Park will continue being shut for the time. At present, readers can drive 15.5 miles of the street from the West Entrance to Avalanche Creek. All roadways on the east aspect of the park stay closed due to COVID-19 running necessities.
The Going-to-the-Sunshine Street generally closes in between Avalanche Creek and Jackson Glacier Ignore on or in advance of the third Monday in October, dependent on street and climate disorders.
A short-term highway closure was initial executed the evening of Friday, October 9 owing to inclement climate forecasted. Considering that that time, quite a few inches of snow have accumulated at Logan Pass. The Countrywide Climate Support forecasts supplemental snowfall and wind gusts up to 50 mph for elevations higher than 5,000 feet. Logan Move sits at an elevation of 6,646 ft. As a final result, the Going-to-the-Sunlight Road closure at Avalanche Creek will continue on for the remainder of the period.
Readers are reminded that hiker and biker accessibility is permitted on most shut streets in the park on the other hand dangers include falling ice or rocks, and ice-included or snowy street circumstances. Hiker/biker obtain does not extend to roads on the east facet of the park this year due to COVID-19 closures. Check out the park’s Current Street Standing webpage for authentic-time updates on street closures and hiker/biker entry constraints.
Most customer amenities in the park have shut for the period. One particular segment of Apgar Campground (Loop B) is open for primitive camping on a first appear, first served basis. The Apgar Backcountry Allow Place of work and Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Inspection Station near Oct 31. No boating in the park is permitted just after Oct 31. Absolutely free wintertime backcountry tenting permits are obtainable November 1 – April 30 and can be reserved three to seven times in advance by email or phone (406-888-7800, option 5). The Apgar Visitor Heart is shut, but restrooms and potable water continue to be available at this site yr-round.
Master extra about wintertime operations at Glacier National Park on our Viewing in Winter season webpage. For supplemental customer inquiries, make contact with park headquarters at 406-888-7800.