Going-to-the-Sun Road Closes Early for Season

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Date: October 13, 2021

Get in touch with: Media Inquiries, 406-888-5838

Contact: Visitor Inquiries, 406-888-5838

WEST GLACIER, Mont. [October 13, 2021] – Because of to ongoing wintertime weather, the alpine sections of the Heading-to-the-Sunshine Highway in Glacier National Park will keep on being shut for the year. Currently, people can travel 15.5 miles from the West Entrance to Avalanche Creek, and 13.5 miles from the St. Mary Entrance to Jackson Glacier Forget about.

The Going-to-the-Sunlight Street ordinarily closes in between Avalanche Creek and Jackson Glacier Neglect on or right before the third Monday in Oct, depending on road and weather conditions ailments.

A short term highway closure was 1st carried out on Sunday, October 10 owing to inclement weather forecasted. Since that time, a number of inches of snow have gathered at Logan Move and the street continues to be icy. The Nationwide Weather conditions Company forecasts supplemental snowfall Wednesday Oct 13 and wind gusts up to 20 mph. As a consequence, the Going-to-the-Sunlight Street closure amongst Avalanche Creek and Jackson Glacier Neglect will continue for the remainder of the time.

People must be aware of road crews prepping for wintertime operations which include things like removing guard rails, shows, and indications, and setting up snow poles along the road closure. Hiking and biking is permitted on most shut roadways in the park as considerably as the hiker/biker closure signs, even so challenges include slipping ice or rocks, and ice-lined or snowy road disorders. Closure factors are decided by altering street crew action and problems. Bicycling is not permitted on snow coated streets.

The Several Glacier Entrance is shut at the boundary to all website traffic because of to building. To stay up to date with altering highway conditions, check out the park’s Latest Road Standing webpage.

Freeway 2 building will proceed into November alongside the southern border of Glacier Nationwide Park and readers can verify the Montana Division of Transportation web page for updates. Camas Road continues to be underneath building right until the commencing of November producing 30-minute delays in both equally directions all through the day.

Most customer features in the park have closed for the time. Two Medication, Bowman Lake, Kintla Lake, and one particular segment of Apgar (Loop B) campgrounds, are open for primitive tenting on a very first appear, very first served foundation until finally October 31, when they will shift into winter camping and continue to be open up as winter season street ailments permit. St. Mary Campground opens to winter tenting on November 1. Guests might check campground standing on our website.

The Apgar Wilderness Permit Office and Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Inspection Station shut Oct 31. No boating in the park is permitted after October 31. Absolutely free wintertime wilderness tenting permits are offered November 1 – April 30 and can be reserved 3 to 7 times in advance by electronic mail or mobile phone (406-888-7857).

The Apgar Customer Heart is open on weekends by Oct 24, temperature permitting, but Wi-Fi, restrooms and potable drinking water remain obtainable at this area calendar year-spherical.

The park is open yr-spherical and recreational opportunities can be uncovered all through all seasons. Discover much more about wintertime functions at Glacier National Park on our Browsing in Wintertime webpage. For added visitor inquiries, get hold of park headquarters at 406-888-7800.

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