Glacier Park is trying to figure out what to do about overcrowding on Going-to-the-Sun Road. At this point, they’ve proposed five alternatives, none of which are entirely palatable. If you want a hand in this process, download the current management plan newsletter, read about the alternatives and submit comments. The deadline for comments is June 5.
Here’s a write-up from the Flathead Beacon . . .
The Going-to-the-Sun Road is a global icon, attracting millions of visitors to Glacier National Park each year and consistently garnering praise for its awe-inspiring views and connection to pristine recreation opportunities.
But with the growing popularity comes a significant dilemma. Once word spreads that the Sun Road is fully open in summer, visitors flood the park, clogging the narrow two-lane corridor with vehicles and filling the surrounding trails with hikers.
Amid this increased visitation and congestion along the main thoroughfare, park officials are proposing several changes that could impact how visitors travel throughout Glacier.