Glacier National Park's Logan Pass won't open before June 27 to vehicles
Tourists at Logan Pass in this file photo.
Folks looking to drive to Logan Pass won’t be able to get there before June 27, Glacier National Park officials said Friday.
The Going-to-the-Sun Road will not open fully open before that date this year, park spokeswoman Brandy Burke said Friday.
Burke said that does not mean the road will open the day after, like June 28th. It just means the road won’t open before June 27. The park doesn’t project opening dates for the highway.
Meanwhile, folks visiting the park this weekend can drive as far as Lake McDonald Lodge on the west side and Rising Sun on the east side.
People can hike and bike as far as the Loop on the west side this weekend and Wild Goose Island on the east side.
The Two Medicine Road is open to vehicles — it had closed Thursday due to bad weather — but has since reopened.
The free hiker-biker shuttle runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Apgar Visitor Center.
Glacier Park plows are now at Rip Rap Point, which is beyond Big Bend on the west side. East side crews have plowed to Jackson Glacier Overlook.
The Bowman, Camas, Quarter Circle Bridge and Chief Mountain roads are all open to vehicles.
The Many Glacier and Cut Bank roads are closed to vehicles, but open to hikers and bikers.
Folks should see plenty of fresh snow in the higher terrain as the park saw a snowstorm Thursday night. Highs this weekend should be in the 50s, with a slight chance of rain Saturday, but mostly sunny Sunday.