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Going To The Sun Road To Open Partially June 11

Plow crews work their way up Going-to-the-Sun Road in April 2015
Flickr user: GlacierNPS (PD)
Plow crews work their way up Going-to-the-Sun Road in April 2015

Glacier National Park officials now say they anticipate allowing cars to access Logan Pass from the west side starting on the morning of Thursday, June 11, with a portion of the road being one-lane until June 19.

But they say Going-to-the-Sun road won’t be open from the east side until June 19th.

Cars approaching Logan pass from the west will need to drive with caution, park officials say. There are two areas near Rim Rock where masonry guard rails were destroyed by avalanches, and temporary barriers have been installed creating a narrow two-lane roadway.

At the top of the pass, restrooms and potable water will be available, but the Logan Pass visitor center won’t open until July 19.

Until the 19th, the road will be one-lane in an area near Triple Arches, that’s about two miles from the top of the pass. Flaggers will be controlling traffic there in the day time on weekdays, and traffic lights will be used at night.

Park officials say the top of the pass remains snow covered, and visitors need to be prepared for cold temperatures, wind and potentially icy conditions.

Standing or walking on snow along the road is strongly discouraged, and trails near the pass are also snow covered and hazardous for the un-prepared.

There are vehicle size restrictions for the Going-to-the-Sun Road, and bicyclists are reminded that bicycle restrictions on the Going-to-the-Sun-Road will go into effect June 15 through Labor Day, September 7.

Find the current status of Glacier National Park trails here.

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