September 12, 2018 - Wednesday
Looking back on all the great hiking, the chalet camaraderie, the beautiful sights encountered, and even the way Mother Nature inconvenienced us with fire. I think it is fair to say, it has been a richly lived summer at Granite Park Chalet. Glacier has given us all a good adventure in 2018, thanks for joining us.
September 6, 2018 - Thursday
Going to the Sun Road remains closed on the west side of the park, however, the National Park Service will begin operating shuttle service between Apgar Visitor Center and Logan Pass starting Friday the 7th.
You can learn more about using the shuttle through the west side closure here:
Space on the shuttle will be limited. Granite Park Chalet guests should contact our office to arrange standby seating to help you get your hike started.
The Highline Trail from Logan Pass is open. The Swiftcurrent Pass Trail from Many Glacier is open. The Loop Trail remains closed and the shuttle will not be stopping at The Loop.
Conditions have been beautiful up at Granite Park the past week, we have been enjoying some lovely September weather. Be sure to bring a comfortable warm layer for the evenings and mornings. The skies have been clear lately, but the Howe Ridge Fire is still not controlled. The fire could flair up again and weather and winds could change the air quality without warning. We are staying optimistic and looking forward to your visit.
August 25, 2018 - Saturday
Granite Park Chalet is open, you can reach us on the Highline Trail from Logan pass and on the Swiftcurrent Pass trail from Many Glacier. Be prepared for cooler weather and occasional rain showers for the remainder of the season.
Going to the Sun Road remains closed on the west side between Apgar and Logan Pass and the Loop Trail remains closed. If you are trying to reach Granite Park from the west side you will need to add about three hours to your travel plans to use Highway 2 and access the park from the east at St Mary. We continue to recommend using the shuttle system as parking is challenging at Logan Pass.
A new wildfire has erupted near the U.S. Canadian border. If you are planning to travel north into Waterton Lakes National Park, all areas are currently closed except for Waterton Townsite. Any Granite Park visitors planning to hike north be advised that all trails out of Goat Haunt are now closed. More information about the Boundary Fire can be found here:
Air quality remains hit or miss. Wind direction and weather conditions determine if the air quality is clear or hazy at Granite Park. We have been using the webcams to monitor air quality.
In spite of the fires and road closure, we are still looking forward to a few more weeks of fun hiking and exploring around Granite Park Chalet.
Be safe out there.
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