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East entrance to Glacier National Park remains closed

Glacier National Park
Posted at 9:04 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 11:04:25-05

GREAT FALLS — The status of the east entrance to Glacier National Park in 2021 may soon get a little clearer.

Members of the Blackfeet Tribe have contacted the park’s superintendent to begin discussions about re-opening the entrance, which is in the Blackfeet Reservation.

It has been closed since the tribe closed the reservation in 2020 to help slow the spread of COVID-19 on the reservation.

"I do know there's going to be some dialogue next week at some point. So after that we may know something, some type of potential dates,” said James McNeeley, Blackfeet Tribe Public Information Officer.

The park’s west entrance remains open.