Glacier roads opening
More roads are opening in Glacier National Park this week, and the vehicle gate on Going-to-the-Sun Road has been moved from Lake McDonald Lodge to Avalanche.
People also can visit the park for free through Sunday as part of National Park Week, a program intended to encourage families to go to national parks.
While vehicles are able to travel to Avalanche, hikers and bikers can travel beyond the gate to the Logan Creek area during weekdays and most weekends, depending on construction schedules on the road.
Spring construction is under way, with crews currently working between Logan Creek and the West Tunnel.
On the east side of the park, Sun Road is open to vehicles up to Rising Sun, and hikers and bikers can travel beyond there.
The Two Medicine Road and Many Glacier Road also are open.
Other roads on the west side that now are open are the Camas Road, the Quarter Circle Bridge Road and the Kintla Road from Polebridge to Big Prairie.
Vehicles can travel to the Rocky Point Trailhead on the Inside North Fork Road, but the road is closed between Fish Creek and Polebridge.