Glacier’s Adaptive Operations Recovery Continues with Partial Opening of Going-to-the-Sun Road

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Day: July 9, 2020

Make contact with: Gina Kerzman, 406-888-5838

West Glacier, MT – In maintaining with Glacier Nationwide Park’s adaptive operations restoration, the Heading-to-the-Solar Highway will open to motorized autos from the west entrance to Logan Move and as far as Mounting Sun on July 13, pending any final-minute modifications due to weather. 

Due to the Blackfeet Tribal Enterprise Council’s resolution restricting non-vital vacation on the reservation, the east entrance at St. Mary continues to be closed. Readers will need to have to enter and exit Heading-to-the-Solar Highway via the west entrance. Website traffic will be allowed as significantly as Mounting Sunlight on the east aspect. 

This 7 days, the park resumed amassing charges at the gate. Be sure to allow for for extra time in scenario of extended lines.

Park street crews have completed snow removing, assessed current snow ailments, eradicated rocks and other street debris, mounted guard rails, well prepared Logan Go amenities and commenced the h2o program for visitor use.

There will be sporadic operate zones on Likely-to-the-Sunlight Road with traffic handle and flaggers, like ongoing spillway perform together Lake McDonald, guard wall fix around Triple Arches, and seepage repair at Siyeh Bend. Site visitors have to have to be on the lookout for multiple operate zones.

Products and services at Logan Move will consist of restroom services and potable water. Customer details products and services will be delivered outside of the Logan Pass Customer Center from 9 am – 4 pm day by day. The Glacier Countrywide Park Conservancy bookstore will be operating inside of of the Logan Pass Customer Heart, with access at the higher degree. The bookstore will be accepting credit score playing cards only and will restrict the number of individuals inside at any a single time to allow appropriate social distancing.

Services at Rising Sun Motor Inn will consist of the campstore and community restrooms from 8am to 8pm.  The Two Dog Flats cafe will be furnishing “on-the-go” food stuff service from 11am to 6pm.  A h2o bottle filling station is accessible.  The right away lodging and general public showers are shut for the year. The Increasing Solar Campground is currently shut. Readers should really also depart West Glacier with a total tank of fuel, as there are no gas services at Climbing Sunlight. 

There will be no bus tours on the Likely-to-the-Sunlight Highway or in other locations of the park this 12 months because of to COVID-19. This features interpretive tours by Solar Tours and Glacier National Park Lodges (crimson buses). The park’s fare-cost-free summertime shuttle procedure is also not offered this yr.
Autos and motor vehicle combos for a longer time than 21 toes, and broader than 8 toes, are prohibited on the Going-to-the-Sunshine Road amongst Avalanche Campground and Growing Solar. Automobiles in excess of 10 toes in height could have problems driving west from Logan Go because of to rock overhangs.
Bicyclists are reminded that bicycle safety limitations on the Heading-to-the-Sunshine-Street are in influence, and stay in outcome by way of Labor Working day, September 7. Bicycles are prohibited between the Apgar turnoff near the Apgar Picnic Spot and Sprague Creek Campground from 11 am to 4 pm. Bicycles are prohibited eastbound (uphill) amongst Logan Creek and Logan Pass from 11 am to 4 pm. Facts on bicycle constraints and normal bicycle instances may perhaps be discovered in the park newspaper out there at park entrance stations, or on the web on the park’s bicycle information webpage. This is the past weekend hiker/bikers will have auto-cost-free access on the portion of the road past Avalanche Creek.

While driving along the street, notably as a result of the Rim Rock location (around 1 mile west of Logan Pass) visitors must be mindful of doable rockfall and should not stop in this part. Rocks and other particles go on to tumble during the summertime, demanding daily clean up.
The Highline Path from Logan Move is even now closed thanks to hazardous snow situations. For up-to-day details on path disorders and clearing functions, stop by the park’s path status webpage.

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