On Friday, July 11, Glacier Conservancy board members and Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates President Cheryl Klein headed to Red Rocks Overlook to celebrate the success of another completed park project.
Red Rocks is a popular area along Going-to-the-Sun Road, just above Avalanche on the way to Logan Pass. Over time and heavy use, tree roots and other vegetation were damaged. The slope down to McDonald Creek was eroded from many Glacier visitors heading to the scenic spot to take in spectacular views.
Glacier Conservancy donors and the Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates partnered with National Park Service trail and special projects crews to build a new wheelchair accessible trail and overlook. The Federal Highways Administration improved the parking lot and paved walkways as part of the Going-to-the-Sun Road rehabilitation.
The result is a fantastic trail accessible by people of many mobility levels, and a safe viewing platform to enjoy a quiet moment along the banks of McDonald Creek. When you visit, take time to read the new project sign telling a little more about the project and recognizing important donor and volunteer contributions.