ROAD CONDITIONS

in Glacier National Park

Plan Accordingly for Many Glacier Road Construction

Although the Many Glacier Road will be under construction this year and next, Glacier’s magnificent east side will still provide significant opportunities for visitors.

WHEN?

Road Closed:

April 1 – May 17, 2020 & September 21 – December 16, 2020

Major Construction:

May 18 – September 20, 2020

WHY?

This project will provide much-needed rehabilitation to the Many Glacier Road, including culvert replacement, drainage repairs, and pavement resurfacing.

The Many Glacier Road will be closed to visitor traffic at the park boundary due to large-scale road construction projects from April 1 through May 17, 2020 and again from September 21 through December 16, 2020.

To accommodate visitors during the park’s peak season, the Many Glacier Road will be open May 18, 2020 through September 20, 2020.  Large-scale road construction projects will continue during this time and visitors should expect travel delays up to 40 minutes each way from Babb to the Many Glacier Hotel.

Visitors traveling through construction zones between 10pm and 5am Monday through Friday may experience up to 3-hour delays.

Due to the need to reduce congestion during construction, the entire Many Glacier Campground will transfer to reservation only for the duration of the project. All Many Glacier campsites will be available by reservation only for $23 per night at Recreation.gov.

Backcountry campers are encouraged to choose from a wide array of alternative hiking routes that do not end in Many Glacier. Don’t forget to pick up a backcountry permit!

EXPLORE GLACIER’S EAST SIDE!

Camping

The St. Mary Campground is conveniently located near the St. Mary Visitor Center, and near the entrance of the park’s most scenic byway, the Going-to-the-Sun-Road. The visitor center offers interpretive programs, shuttle service, and Red Bus tours leaving from the center.

Hiking

If you’re in search of the best day hike routes near St. Mary, look no further! This free map will guide you on your journey and help you discover some of the best options. If a guided hiking tour is more your style, you can choose from a list of these exclusive guide services.

Two Medicine also has an abundance of hiking trails that will surely provide you with an authentic wilderness experience.

Boating & Boat Tours

Sit back, relax, and take in the gorgeous scenery through a guided boat tour on the sparkling waters of St. Mary Lake or Two Medicine Lake.

If you’re planning to bring your own watercraft into the park, learn more about boating permits and make sure you’re up-to-date with all boating regulations.

Ranger-Led Events

From stargazing parties to guided hiking tours, choose from a variety of ranger-led activities all year long!

Or immerse yourself in the history and culture of Glacier National Park through the longest-running indigenous speaker series in the National Park Service, Native America Speaks.

Bus Tours

Glacier Sun Tours offers a variety of interpretive bus tours led by members of the Blackfeet Tribe, or hop in a vintage 1930s bus and take an iconic Red Bus Tour.

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STAY UP TO DATE WITH CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS

Road conditions change rapidly in the park; get the current park roads status before setting out.

Map & Directions

Your resource for getting to and around the park. Click here >>

Road Status

An interactive map that lets you see what parts of Going‑to‑the‑Sun Road and other park roads are open or closed. Click here >>

Snowplow Status

View snowplow locations and plowing photos from the current season. Click here >>

Historic Data

View a record of the opening and closing dates of the Road since the early days of the park to get an idea of a typical season. Click here >>

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Webcams

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