Glacier National Park
Trail and Area Closings and Postings

This report was last updated on October 23, 2017, at 7:56AM

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Closures are trails or areas of the park that have been officially closed for resource or visitor protection.

Postings are trails or areas of the park that have been posted as a warning to visitors to be especially cautious. Postings typically are put in place to warn visitors of heightened safety concerns in the area, such as frequent bear or mountain lion sightings close to a trail. The areas remain open and visitors should proceed with caution.

Trail Closures

North Boundary Trail, north of Goat Haunt - Fire danger
Sperry Trail, from trailhead to Gunsight Pass, includes Snyder Lake and Mt. Brown trails - Fire danger
Snyder Ridge Trail- Fire danger
Lincoln Lake trail- Fire danger
John's Lake Trail - Fire danger
Gunsight Trail from the BC CG to Gunsight pass (CG is still open) - Fire danger
Jackson Glacier Spur Trail from Gunsight Lake BC CG to Jackson Glacier - Fire danger
Logging Lake Trail - Fire danger
Dutch Creek Trail - Fire danger
The Waterton Lake shore trail, from Goat Haunt to Waterton - Fire danger

yellowspacer Trail Postings

Otokomi Trail - Bear frequenting
Boulder Pass Trail, from the foot of Kintla Lake to the head of Kintla Lake campground - Bear
Hidden Lake Trail, from Logan Pass Visitor Center to the Overlook - Bear frequenting
Cracker Lake Trail - Bear frequenting

Information is also available on the Trail Status Reports Page of the park website.

Area Closures

Area closure order for the Sprague fire;
- Snyder Creek drainage
- Sprague Creek drainage
- Lincoln Creek drainage

Area closure order for the Adair Peak fire;
- Dutch Creek drainage
- Logging Creek drainage

yellowspacer Area Postings

Rising Sun Campground - Bear frequenting
St Mary Campground - Bear frequenting
Goat Haunt developed area - Bear frequenting.

Backcountry Campground Closures

Snyder Lake - Fire danger
Sperry - Fire danger
Lake Ellen Wilson - Fire danger
Lincoln Lake - Fire danger
Logging Lake foot - Fire danger
Adair - Fire danger
Grace Lake - Fire danger

yellowspacer Backcountry Campground Postings

Goat Haunt Shelters - Bear frequenting

Road Closures

Inside North Fork road, between Logging Creek and Fish Creek - Trees down on road
Going to the Sun Road on the west side at Avalanche Creek, hiker/biker to the Loop - Winter weather
Going to the Sun Road on the east side at Rising Sun, hiker/biker to Jackson Glacier Overlook - Winter
The Kintla Road, at the north end of Big Prairie - Tree hazards

Information is also available on the Road Status Page of the park website.

Today's Fire Danger Rating