GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – A new section of Going to the Sun Road is open after weeks of snow clearing efforts.
Glacier National Park spokeswoman Lauren Alley tells MTN News that the famed road is now open on to the Avalanche Creek gate on the west side and from St. Mary to Rising Sun on the east side.
Alley notes that the section between Rising Run, Avalanche and Logan Pass are still closed. Due to pavement preservation project, the earliest opening date for the full length of Going to the Sun Road will be June 22.
Several other roads in Glacier National Park are also beginning to open to the public. Click here to view the latest road status report.
The hiker and biker closure on the west side of the park is located at Packers Roost, 11 miles past the vehicle closure. On the east side, the hiker-biker closure is at Dead HorsePoint, two miles past the vehicle closure.
Going to the Sun Road is also posted for bear frequenting beyond Dead Horse.
Reporting by Maren Siu for MTN News