Glacier National Park is implementing a ticketed entry system for visitors wanting to use Going-To-The-Sun-Road this season between West Glacier and St. Mary.
Park officials had been considering the idea in the wake of record visitation in recent years. This summer officials anticipate one of the park’s busiest seasons ever. Officials say a ticketed entry system offers visitors increased certainty they’ll be able to enter the park, and could eliminate the need for closures at the park’s west entrance.
The proposed entry reservations will cost $2 and will be available at recreation.gov starting April 29. They're good for seven days on the Going-To-The-Sun corridor between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. The ticketed entry system will be in place from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
The park plans to start plowing Going-To-The-Sun-Road April 5. The corridor’s opening is contingent on weather and plowing progress.