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Going-To-Sun Road In Glacier National Park Will Close, Partially, This Sunday


So crews can get back to full speed rehabbing the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, access to Logan Pass via that road from St. Mary will end Sunday evening.

You'll still be able to reach the pass via the west side of the road from West Glacier, as that section is scheduled to remain open through October 20, as long as weather doesn't interrupt that schedule. But if you're on the east side of the park after Sunday and want to get to Logan Pass, you'll need to take the long, but scenic, Route 2 route along the southern border of Glacier to West Glacier to get back on the Sun Road.

Fall access to east-side hiking trails between Rising Sun and Logan Pass will be limited during road rehabilitation activity beginning Monday, September 23. Hikers wanting to hike any of the trails that are accessed, or may be an exit point, along the east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are highly encouraged to contact the park at 406-888-7800 before departing. The trails that are affected include Siyeh Pass, Piegan Pass, Otokomi, St. Mary Falls/Barring Falls/Virginia Falls, Gunsight, Sperry, and Red Eagle Trails.

For more information on status of trails and access, please contact the park or visit this webpage.

Access to some backcountry campsites on the east side of the park will also be affected. All backcountry campers are required to have a permit from the park’s backcountry office for overnight stays. All backcountry permits must be obtained from the Apgar Permit Center at this time of the year. For more information on backcountry camping and trail access, please contact the park at 406-888-7800.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own drinking water as drinking water availability throughout the park will be limited during this time of year. Drinking water is not available at Logan Pass, but restroom facilities (new vault toilet) are.

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