Glacier Park's Western Entrance To Open June 8
Glacier National Park announced Tuesday it will reopen the western portion of the park to visitors June 8.
Eastern gates on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation will stay closed as COVID-19 restrictions there remain in place through the end of the month.
In a press release, the park says that starting next week its western gate will open to visitors until 4:30 p.m., giving visitors access to Apgar and Going-to-the-Sun Road up to Lake McDonald.
Hiker and biker access to the upper portions of Going-to-the-Sun will be available, as will trail access.
Eastern gates to the park will remain closed and the park says it’s working with the Blackfeet Tribe to determine when they will open. Other services such as campgrounds, hotels and visitor centers will open later in the season. Other services such as the park shuttle will not operate this summer.
What will be open beginning June 8?
- On Monday, June 8 the park will open the west gate entrance at West Glacier. The gate will be open until 4:30 pm each day until operations are extended.
What will remain closed until later phases of the plan?
- East entrances from the Blackfeet Reservation will remain closed. The park is consulting with the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council to establish reopening dates for entrances from the reservation.
Visitors should come prepared and follow all CDC and local health guidance by practicing good hygiene and social distancing. Face coverings are recommended where social distancing is not possible. People who are sick should stay home and not visit the park. The CDC has provided specific guidance on visiting parks and recreational facilities.
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