Glacier National Park’s Popular Going-to-the-Sun Road Is Fully Open for Summer — but You’ll Need a Reservation

Travelers must make vehicle reservations for all cars and motorcycles online at Recreation.gov.

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A popular road at Montana's Glacier National Park has fully reopened, allowing travelers to once again explore by car.

The Going-to-the-Sun Road fully opened over the weekend for the 2024 summer season, enabling travelers to drive over Logan Pass from both the West Glacier and St. Mary entrances, according to the National Park Service. With that also comes vehicle reservations, which are required when entering from the west side from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day through Sept. 8.

“Road crews battled avalanches and deep snow levels above 5,500 ft this year, and facilities staff worked against freezing temperatures to get the water system operational,” the NPS wrote in a statement, adding, “While driving along the road, particularly through the Rim Rock area… visitors should be aware of potential rockfall and should not slow down or stop in this section. Rocks and other debris continue to fall throughout the summer, requiring daily clean up. With the level of snow at Logan Pass, visitors should use extreme caution and refrain from crossing snowfields or standing under snow overhangs.”

To enter the road from the west side of the park past Apgar, travelers must make vehicle reservations for all cars and motorcycles online at Recreation.gov. Vehicle reservations will not be required to enter the Going-to-the-Sun Road from the east side at the St. Mary entrance.

Reservations are also not required for park goers who already have reservations for lodging, camping, or tours.

In addition, vehicle reservations are currently required for the North Fork and will be required at Many Glacier starting July 1.

Going-to-the-Sun Road takes travelers over Logan Pass, which peaks at 6,646 feet. Without stopping, it takes about 2 hours to drive the full 50 miles. Along the way, travelers can see mountain goats and bighorn sheep as well as grizzly bears.

Summer is the most popular time to visit Glacier National Park thanks to sunny days and hike-friendly warm weather.

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