Road Conditions in Glacier National Park

Know before you go! Learn what roads are open, closed, or undergoing construction before you arrive.

The famous Going-to-the-Sun Road traverses the width of Glacier National Park and is a must-drive while you are here. While sections of the road are open year-round, the high alpine sections typically don’t open until late June or early July depending on weather. Get more information about the Going-to-the-Sun Road’s status here.

Going to the Sun Road

Going-to-the-Sun Road Shuttles and Vehicle Registration/Ticket Information

The National Park Service operates a fare-free shuttle service that is available at shuttle stops along Going-to-the-Sun Road between Apgar and St. Mary Visitor Centers. Shuttle service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. You can learn more about the shuttles on the NPS website.

The National Park Service has also instituted a permit/ticketing system for passenger vehicles on Going-to-the-Sun Road in order to limit the traffic on this scenic, and critically important, road that connects the east and west sides of the park. Learn more about how to acquire a ticket on the NPS’ website.

Village Inn at Apgar to Lake McDonald Lodge Road Work

Due to utility upgrades being performed by the National Park Service on the west side between Lake McDonald Lodge and Village Inn at Apgar, the Going-to-the-Sun Road will experience nightly closures for all visitor vehicles from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. beginning June 1, 2022. At midnight each evening, there will be a window when vehicles will be piloted through construction, however it is anticipated that waits could be long for vehicles trying to access the road at this time. It is highly recommended that you ensure your travel arrangements allow you be at your desired location prior to the road closure to avoid issues. You can learn more about the project at the National Park Service’s website.