Tuesday, July 28, 2015

West-Side Access to Logan Pass Planned For Tomorrow

The Going-to-the-Sun Road is planned to be open to Logan Pass from the west side of Glacier National Park tomorrow, Wednesday, July 29th. Visitors should expect delays and congestion along the road.

The east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road remains closed to Logan Pass due to the Reynolds Creek Fire. It is unknown when the east side of the road will open.

Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Mow said, “Providing visitor access to Logan Pass is a priority for the park. It comes with some unique challenges as the east side of the road is closed due to the Reynolds Creek Fire, and we are in the peak of our visitor season.”

Mow said, “We always consider employee and visitor safety in our decisions and actions, as well as the logistical nuances. This is a unique situation and we respectfully request park visitors to be patient and flexible during this time.”

If the Going-to-the-Sun Road becomes too congested, park rangers may turn vehicles around at Big Bend or Avalanche Creek for public safety. Parking is limited at Logan Pass so visitors may not be able to park and go inside the visitor center.

Visitors are encouraged to use alternative transportation options to access Logan Pass, such as the park’s free shuttle system or concession-operated interpretive tours. The interpretive tours are conducted by park concessioners Glacier National Park Lodges and Sun Tours.

The Logan Pass Visitor Center is anticipated to be open. The hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice. The Highline Trail will be open, as well as the trail to the Hidden Lake Overlook and Hidden Lake. Logan Pass will be closed to overnight parking, and overnight parking along the Going-to-the-Sun Road is not encouraged at this time. Visitors will not be able to view the Reynolds Creek Fire from Logan Pass.



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