Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced all 392 national parks will have free admission during National Park Week, April 17 to 25. “We are rolling out the red carpet and inviting everyone to visit a national park and help celebrate National Park Week” said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. “Parks are fun and affordable destinations and great places to engage in healthy, outdoor activities, whether for a few hours or a few days.”
“There are great recreational opportunities in Glacier this spring. Roads are being plowed and opened as fast as safely possible. Hiking and biking is possible on some roads beyond vehicle closures,” says park superintendent Chas Cartwright. Signs will indicate when caution should be exercised and when closures for hikers/bicyclists are in effect.
Other National Park Week highlights include the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and a number of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of Glacier National Park. www.glaciercentennial.org
Visitors should always be alert for snowplows and other heavy equipment on park roads as well as areas of ice, slush, avalanche zones and/or fallen rock. Current road conditions are available on the park’s road status web site http://www.nps.gov/applications/glac/roadstatus/roadstatus.cfm.
This page is updated as conditions change. Travelers may also call park headquarters at 406-888-7800 for current road and weather conditions.