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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.

HIKING IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Road Reservation System in Place During the 2023 Glacier National Park Season

Our partners at the National Park Service have informed us that visitors to Glacier National Park in 2024 can expect to use a vehicle reservation system to access select roads within Glacier National Park.

  • West side Going-to-the-Sun Road and the North Fork area of the park from May 24 through September 8, 2024, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Many Glacier from July 1 through September 8, 2024, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Existing guests for in-park overnight lodging or a historic Red Bus Tour will be able to access the roads necessary to reach their lodges or Red Bus Tour pickup points in the park over the days of their stays or rides, including the day of check-in and the day of departure as listed on the lodging reservation confirmation. Guests will be required to present their tour or lodging reservation confirmations at the park entrance station or checkpoint and should plan on having a printed copy as internet access is limited in the park. If a guest wishes to travel on the road during a different day or to access a road unassociated to a tour or lodging reservation, they will need to purchase a road access reservation.

For visitors to the park who do not have lodging or Red Bus Tour reservations, you will need to purchase a road access reservation via Recreation.gov and each of the specified areas of the park will require a separate reservation. For a full explanation of the reservation system and for more information, please consult the NPS website for the most current information.