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Glacier Park Considering Reservations For Going-To-The-Sun Road

Glacier National Park's Logan Pass Visitor Center on a busy summer day. File photo.

With the eastern entrance to Glacier National Park closed, congestion along Going-to-the-Sun Road is so bad this season, the park had to close the West Glacier entrance at times. The park is now considering a ticketed reservation system.

The reservation requirement would only apply to visitors hoping to drive Going-to-the-Sun Road, which opened from West Glacier to Rising Sun campground near the eastern edge of the park earlier this month. The rule would apply from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Park Spokesperson Gina Kerzman says the park entrance fee and an additional $2 reservation fee would be paid on recreation.org. Half of the reservations for a particular day would be made available 30 days in advance, and the remaining half made available 48 hours ahead of time.

Kerzman says Park Superintendent Jeff Mow has been holding meetings with local chambers of commerce about the proposal and says it could be in effect by the end of July at the earliest and would run through Labor Day.

Aaron graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism in 2015 after interning at Minnesota Public Radio. He landed his first reporting gig in Wrangell, Alaska where he enjoyed the remote Alaskan lifestyle and eventually moved back to the road system as the KBBI News Director in Homer, Alaska. He joined the MTPR team in 2019. Aaron now reports on all things in northwest Montana and statewide health care.
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