The Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park opened to Logan Pass today, which means all 50 miles of the road is accessible to vehicular traffic.
After more than two decades of planning and construction, the Going-to-the-Sun Road was completed on July 15, 1933. With its sheer cliffs and alpine views, the road is not only an "An Engineering Feat," but also a highlight of a visit to Glacier.
A drive or bike ride on the Going-to-the-Sun Road shouldn't be missed, however, the seasonal opening of Logan Pass also marks the end of current hiker and biker access. Bicycle restrictions are in effect on the Going-to-the-Sun-Road due to traffic congestion now through Labor Day, September 3.
Camping season is also in full swing despite the late-season winter weather advisories; 11 of 13 campgrounds are open. Before you pack up and head to the park, check the National Park Service website for campground and road status.
Note: About Camping will publish a Whitefish, Montana camping and outdoor adventure guide in the next few weeks, so please check back soon.
Photo: A view from the Going-to-the Sun Road, Glacier National Park | Monica Prelle