Glacier National Park
Trail and Area Closings and Postings

This report was last updated on November 8, 2018, at 4:11PM

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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 - Fire activity
Trout Lake Trail, from both the North McDonald Road and the Camas trailhead on the Inside North Fork
Road - Fire activity
Howe Lake and Ridge Trails - Fire activity
McDonald Lake Trail, from Rocky Point to the North McDonald Road - Fire activity
McDonald Creek trail - Fire activity

yellowspacer Trail Postings

Pitamakan Pass Trail from Dry Fork junction to Old Man Campground junction - Bear frequenting

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

Area Closures

Sperry Chalet, area immediately surrounding the Chalet - Construction and hazardous conditions.
Mt Altyn & Henkel - Seasonal Bear activity.

yellowspacer Area Postings

Many Glacier Campground - Bear frequenting
The Going to the Sun Road from Rising Sun to Jackson Glacier Overlook - Bear frequenting

Backcountry Campground Closures

Lincoln Lake - Closed for the summer
Arrow Lake - Fire activity
Camas Lake - Fire activity
McDonald Lake - Fire activity

yellowspacer Backcountry Campground Postings

Kintla Lake Head - Bear frequenting

Road Closures

The Going to the Sun Road is closed on the west side at Avalanche Creek and Rising Sun on the east
side. There are no hiker/biker restrictions.
The Cut Bank Road - Winter weather conditions.
The North Lake McDonald Road - Fire activity.
Inside North Fork Road, between Polebridge and Fish Creek - Winter weather, Fire activity, Road Damage, and
Bear frequenting.
The Kintla Road, starting at Big Prairie - Winter weather conditions
The Many Glacier Road - Winter weather conditions
The Chief Mountain Road - Winter weather conditions
The Two Medicine Road - Winter weather conditions

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

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