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Glacier Park is expanding its ticketed entry system

Parking at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park, July 01, 2016.
Jacob W. Frank National Park Service
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Parking at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park, July 01, 2016.

Glacier National Park announced Monday that it will expand its reservation system to limit congestion during peak season next summer. The park will again require tickets for Going-to-the-Sun Road in 2022 and for the first time will also require visitors to have tickets for the Polebridge entrance of the park.

Glacier will offer separate tickets for both areas of the park. The number of days those tickets are valid will shrink from seven days this year to three days next year.

Last summer was the first year the park attempted ticketed entry for Going-to-the-Sun Road and officials say the system prevented the road from closing an estimated 35 times, despite 2021 being the second busiest season on record.

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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