Access to Glacier National Park, Logan Pass to Change
There are just a few days left for tourists who wish to take their vehicle through Glacier National Park’s Logan Pass. Public Information Officer Katie Liming explained why.
"Vehicles will be stopped at Avalanche beginning Monday," Liming said. "It takes our road crews about two weeks to prepare Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass for winter. They have to do everything from removing guardrails, to taking down signs, to installing those snow poles that you see on the side of the road."
Liming said that Glacier still hasn’t beaten its all-time visitation record, but it very well could if visitation keeps up.
"Right now, we're about one percent higher in visitation than we were this time last year," Liming said. "We had about 20,000 more guests this year than last year, so far. It still depends on what the next couple months will bring to see if we'll beat last year's record. It's beautiful here though, we definitely encourage people to get up to the park."
The fact that so many visitors came to Glacier this year is impressive because Mother Nature didn’t make things easy. There multiple large forest fires in the park this year and some campground closures due to bear activity.