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Old 03-31-2014, 05:28 AM   #1
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Question Glacier NP End of May/First of June

I know it's early but is Glacier NP a waste of time as far as access to at least a good part of the park the very end of May/first of June? I realize the pass wouldn't be open, and that's okay, but how far into the park could one go and would many hiking trails be open/accessable?

Alternative is to slide over to Mt Rushmore before heading back south.

Not sure when we'll be back up that way and always wanted to go to Glacier!

Appreciate your thoughts!
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:27 AM   #2
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Glacier Nat Park Visit

Operating Hours & Seasons - Glacier National Park (U.S. National Park Service)


Maybe this will help with your visit to Glacier National park. I visited the park
in late June and there was still snow closer on the Going to the Sun road. It really depends on the weather at the higher elevations in the park. Go to the web site above, I'm sure it will answer your question. There is also live video
of different parts of the park you can view.
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FarmerTex, from what I think I have read and unless snow and drifts are less than what was expected...the entire road "earliest opening" is June 20 or so for going to the sun road. But don't take this post to the bank as I am not as good at memory as use to be. My wife Cindy and I are scheduled to be in Hungry Horse, MT (west side of GNP) on June 22nd for 7 nights and then a couple up in Banff, Alberta.
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:12 PM   #4
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We live 25 miles from Glacier NP. "Going to the Sun", Logan pass won't be open. Facilities will be open in the lower parts of the park and many trails will be open. If you plan on hiking this time of year(or any time) in Glacier carry some good bear spray. I don't know how much time you have. I would recommend you go to West Glacier, several campgrounds, RV parks there, visit Lake MacDonald, Apgar Village, drive up toward Logan pass as far as you can. One nice hike is into Avalanche Lake, beautiful. Then after a couple of days, drive east around to East Glacier and go to St. Marys, Many Glacier area. Less snow on the east side, many trails in this area and after a couple of days here head to South Dakota. Don't forget Custer Battlefield on your way to South Dakota.
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