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Glacier National Park sees highest-ever May visitor count

June 9, 2018

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park says more than 195,000 people visited in May, a record for the month.

The Flathead Beacon reported Friday the previous record for May was just under 184,000, set in 2016.

In May of 2017, the park drew nearly 178,000.

The park’s busiest month ever was July 2017, when more than 1 million people visited.

Glacier’s increasing popularity is crowding its roads and parking lots. Park Superintendent Jeff Mow has warned visitors to be prepared.

Snowplows are still working to open the Going-to-the-Sun Road, which provides sweeping mountain and valley vistas. The road reaches an elevation of 6,646 feet (2,025 meters) above sea level at Logan Pass.

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Information from: Flathead Beacon, http://www.flatheadbeacon.com

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