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Going to the Sun Road plowing opens route for bikes

Snow removal equipment works along a dangerously steep slope on May 21, 2013, during the annual plowing to open the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. (National Park Service)
Snow removal equipment works along a dangerously steep slope on May 21, 2013, during the annual plowing to open the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. (National Park Service)

NATIONAL PARKS — Now through the next couple of weeks or so will be prime time for bicyclists to explore portions of Glacier Park's Going to the Sun Highway.

While plowing is underway from both sides toward Logan Pass, motorized traffic is prohibited but bicycles are allowed.

Currently 29.0 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.
Visitors can drive 15.5 miles from the West Entrance to Avalanche, and 13.5 miles from the St. Mary Entrance to Jackson Glacier Overlook.

Get updates here.

See photos of the brave equipment operators plowing the steep avalanche slopes toward Logan Pass.




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