Going to the Sun

Photo courtesy of m01229 Flickr, Creative Commons


One of our favorite Spring perks is the opening of the Going to the Sun road in Glacier National Park. The park is practically right out the back door—majestic, sprawling—and perfect for recreation.

Hikers and bicyclists get the first dibs in Spring, as road crews are working hard to clear accumulated snow, and the road is not fully open for vehicles as of yet.

Storing your bicycle at Windmill? Now’s the time to get it out, make sure it’s road worthy, and hit the mountain. You won’t regret the views!

As of May 5:

Visitors can drive 11.5 miles from the West Entrance to Lake McDonald Lodge, and 5.5 miles from the St. Mary Entrance to Rising Sun.

The section of the road between Lake McDonald Lodge and Rising Sun is closed due to plowing.
The East Side vehicle closure is currently at Rising Sun approximately 5.5 miles past the St Mary Entrance.
On the west side, hiker/biker access is to the Logan Pit, approximately 10 miles past the vehicle closure, while the road crew is working.
On the east side, the hiker/biker closure is at St Mary Falls, approximately 5 miles past the vehicle closure, even if the road crew is not working.



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