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Closures Begin As Glacier National Park Prepares For Winter

Oct 5, 2015

Glacier National Park is moving into its autumn schedule and preparing for winter as Park visitation is slowly declining into the fall.

Sunday was the last day cars could access Logan Pass from the east side of the park.

Monday, traffic was restricted in the St. Mary’s Campground area as fall rehab work began on the Going-To-The-Sun Road.

Glacier Park’s Katie Liming says hikers and bikers can still access the east entrance to the park on weekends and evenings.

“But you can still drive up to Logan Pass on the west side of the park up until the third week of October as long as weather cooperates.”

Liming says the Apgar Visitor Center is open through October 12, then on weekends through the winter.

The St. Mary Visitor Center and the Logan Pass Visitor Center have already closed for the year.

After breaking monthly attendance records to start the year, Glacier saw slightly fewer visitors in July than in the previous year. In August, attendance dropped nearly a 100,000 below last year’s mark.

The Park needs just under 500,000 more visitors to break its all time attendance record set last year of 2.3 million.

Visit The Park's website for information on what is open as Glacier winds down its summer season.