Sumary of What To Know About Glacier National Park’s New Ticketed Entry System:
- As Montana Glacier National Park gears up to open the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road this summer, visitors can expect a new system in place:.
- The road, a narrow two-lane 50-mile alpine route that acts as the park only throughway, is famous for its narrow passages and steep drop-offs..
- Every spring, an elite force of Glacier National Park employees is tasked with clearing the slender ribbon of pavement of snow that, after generous winters, can rise 80 feet above the asphalt..
- When the road fully opens, the park plans to release approximately 4,600 Entry Reservation Tickets per day—that, even capped, represents an astronomical amount of tourism for this once-under-the-radar national park in Montana northern reaches..
- The park reserves a quarter of Entry Reservation Tickets for release two days in advance to accommodate spontaneous trips—in part a nod to the locals accustomed to accessing Glacier on a regular basis..
- Entry into Glacier at Two-Medicine, Many Glacier and Polebridge does not require a ticket, and neither are visitors arriving on foot or bicycle required to purchase a ticket..
- Tribal members—the Blackfeet Reservation borders Glacier National Park on the east side—are also exempt from buying tickets…