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Glacier Park Fully Opens Going-To-The-Sun Road With Ticketed Entry

Cars line up at the West Glacier entrance into Glacier National Park, June 12, 2020.
Aaron Bolton
Montana Public Radio
Cars line up at the West Glacier entrance into Glacier National Park, June 12, 2020.

Glacier National Park announced Friday that Going-to-the-Sun Road has fully opened to cars for the season.

The opening comes ahead of the busy Fourth of July weekend.

Park officials are increasing the number of tickets to drive up the pass now that the road is fully open.

This is the first year Glacier has implemented a ticketed entry system in an effort to control crowds on Going-to-the-Sun Road. 

Tickets are required between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. The park says to expect long lines if entering the park after 5 p.m. Tickets will also be required to ride the park’s shuttle service, which will begin on July 1.

Services at the Logan Pass Visitor Center will be limited with water and bathrooms available. Limited entry will be available in the bookstore.

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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