Eastern Half of Going-to-the-Sun Road to Close Monday
By OutdoorAly

Posted: September 20, 2013

This weekend will be the last chance to drive the entire 50 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park before construction will start Monday.

Beginning September 23, 7 a.m. the road will be closed to vehicular traffic between Logan Pass and the foot of St. Mary Lake (adjacent the St. Mary Campground entrance) for the remainder of the season to facilitate accelerated road rehabilitation. Logan Pass will only be accessible from the west side.

Fall hiker-biker access will be allowed between the vehicular closure at St. Mary and Rising Sun and between Logan Pass and Siyeh Bend. There is no pedestrian or biking beyond Siyeh Bend or Rising Sun. Restroom facilities are only available at Logan Pass and the Rising Sun Picnic Area. There are no facilities at Siyeh Bend. Backcountry trail users should be aware that the east-side road work precludes roadway access and specific trail segments may be closed.

For current road updates check www.nps.gov/glac.

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feature photo courtesy David Restivo, NPS