WEST GLACIER — The Going-to-the-Sun Road opened Wednesday at 7:41 a.m., and the entire 50-mile length of the road is now open to vehicle and bicycle traffic for the summer.
“The opening of the Sun Road was extremely tough this year. We appreciate the hard work of our road crew, employees and the patience of the public,” said Park Superintendent Chas Cartwright.
“We hope the visitors enjoy the snow, the scenery and the beauty the road has to offer.”
The Logan Pass Visitor Center opened Wednesday as well. Visitor information and book sales are available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Water will not be available at Logan Pass for several weeks due to the restroom rehabilitation work, however, so visitors should be prepared to bring their own potable water.
Construction work on the Sun Road continues during the day and some nights.
During the day, visitors can expect up to 40-minute delays on a one-way trip through the Sun Road. Night work continues on the Sun Road in the Big Bend to Logan Pass construction segment. Visitors should expect the Sun Road to close at the Loop and Logan Pass from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday night through Friday morning. There will be a brief window to travel through the night closure from 2 a.m. to 2:15 a.m. nightly.
Logan Pass will be accessible from St. Mary without closures every night. Travel on the Sun Road on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights will be free of closures.
Visitors may also call park headquarters at 406-888-7800 for current conditions.