Glacier National Park has launched three new informational websites to help hikers, campers and cyclists. Each new landing page will provide information on road conditions, campsite closures, and trail conditions.
Visiting bit.ly/39k5d3r, hikers can check the condition of the trails before arriving at the trailhead. Hikers and visitors can use the interactive map on the site to locate which trails are open and which are closed due to dangerous animal activity. The site also gives summaries of trail conditions for any date in a given year so hikers can plan for trail conditions well in advance.
The new camping status webpage, bit.ly/3xdDYzu, will show campers which campsites are open, closed, full or what requirements are in place to camp there. Campers can filter their search by selecting either first come/first served campgrounds or campgrounds that require a reservation.
This summer, many campgrounds in Glacier have opted for a reservation-based camping experience during peak camping season. Those interested in making reservations at these campgrounds can do so by visiting recreation.gov.
The third new status webpage will help bikers and drivers navigate road construction and closed roads. The website, bit.ly/3aQi9P2provides real-time road conditions for many popular routes in Glacier, such as Going-to-the-Sun Road, Chief Mountain Highway and Cut Bank Road.
Frequently asked questions can also be found on directions, transportation and road conditions site with detailed answers.
Park crews are working to clear the roads of snow and any debris that may have slipped during the winter months. From the west the snowplow teams have reached Triple Arches, and from the east the teams are just past Siyeh Bend.
“West Side crews have re-cleared snow that slipped at Triple Arches over Memorial Day weekend and cleared almost to Rim Rocks,” according to an update on the National Park Service website. . “High avalanche danger and low visibility have caused delays and continue to be a concern. Additional risks include increased rockfall this weekend and early next week due to atmospheric river expected and heavy rainfall.”
Travelers can find information on the location of snow plow crews by visiting the directions, transport and road conditions site.