Someone recently sent us a question asking about the state of the roads for hikes and bikes. William Walker of the North Fork Trails Association was kind enough to answer. Here’s what he said…
The gate doesn’t open until tomorrow, so we haven’t had a chance to take a look at Red Meadow Road yet. However, Upper Whitefish Campground is right in the pass over the Whitefish Divide and often holds snow until early summer. Given that our winter snowpack was about 175% of normal, I wouldn’t expect the upper reaches of Red Meadow Road to be navigable this weekend.
People do bicycle the “inside North Fork Road” even though it is not in good enough shape for motorized traffic. I’d expect conditions to be very wet and soggy this early in the season, though. There’s likely quite a bit of downfall, too.
For general road conditions in Glacier Park, see https://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/roadstatus/roadstatus.cfm. Additional information is at https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/conditions.htm. You could also give them a call at (406) 888-7800
For information about Forest Service roads in our area, contact the Glacier View Ranger District offices at (406) 387-3800.