Alpine Sections of Sun Road close for the season

by Lake County Leader
| October 15, 2020 7:05 AM

Glacier National Park officials announced last week that the alpine sections of Going-to-the-Sun Road will remain closed for the season due to weather conditions.

Visitors may drive 15.5 miles of the road from the West Entrance to Avalanche Creek. All roads on the east side of the park remain closed due to COVID-19 operating requirements.

A temporary road closure was first implemented the evening of Oct. 9, due to inclement weather forecasted. Since that time, several inches of snow have accumulated at Logan Pass.

Visit the park’s Current Road Status webpage for real-time updates on road closures and hiker/biker access restrictions.

Most visitor amenities in the park have closed for the season. One section of Apgar Campground (Loop B) is open for primitive camping on a first come, first served basis. The Apgar Backcountry Permit Office and Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Inspection Station close Oct. 31, after which no boating in the park is permitted.

Free winter backcountry camping permits are available Nov. 1 through April 30 and can be reserved three to seven days in advance by email or phone (406-888-7800, option 5). The Apgar Visitor Center is closed, but restrooms and potable water remain available at this location year-round.

For additional visitor inquiries, contact park headquarters at 406-888-7800.