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Fire Information for Travelers

Find the most current fire information here. 

Montana is 93 million acres of spectacular unspoiled nature. Because of our diverse landscape and weather, wildfires happen as a natural part of Montana’s ecology. Sometimes a fire occurs near a popular destination, but there’s no reason to let it stop you from enjoying your Montana experience. 

If a fire is occurring near your destination, remember it’s being managed by experts whose top priority is public safety. If an area is open, it’s safe. 

Going-to-the-Sun Road Ticketed Entry

Glacier National Park is instituting an online reservation system (ticketed entry) for the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor between the park’s West and St. Mary Entrances from May 28 to September 6, 2021. Learn more here. 

Online Entry Reservation System (Ticketed Entry)
Day-use visitors who arrive by private vehicle or motorcycle and enter the West and St, Mary Entrances of the park between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. MST must have a day-use entry reservation ticket. Day-use entry reservation tickets are valid for seven consecutive days per vehicle. Arrival on the first day of the reservation is preferred, but not mandatory and entry will be honored as long as the ticket is still valid (i.e. within the 7 day period). Visitors arriving on foot or bicycle do not require a day-use entry reservation ticket. Day-use reservations are included with any overnight lodging and service reservations along the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor between the West and St. Mary Entrance Stations.

For more information check out the resources page: https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/gtsrticketedentry.htm

Yellowstone National Park Road Closure

For 2021, the road between Tower-Roosevelt to Canyon Village will be closed. Additionally, there will be no trail access to Mount Washburn.

Additional information on road construction can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/road-construction.htm

Rental Car Shortage

Locations across the United States are experiencing a rental car shortage. Be sure to make your rental car reservation at the same time you make any flight arrangements. We recommend calling the car rental agency’s local number to ensure the most up-to-date availability rather than relying on a website.

COVID-19 Update

Visit Montana prioritizes the health and safety of our citizens and visitors. With that, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 and the rapidly changing public health situation. Visit Montana wants to ensure that you have the resources needed to make informed travel decisions. We are taking precautions according to information and recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization and we encourage the traveling public to seek and heed the latest expert guidance.

What You Need to Know

The health and safety of our citizens and visitors is our top priority. While visiting our spectacular state please be prepared for some new protocols and safety precautions. 

  • Know before you go: Know the local public health guidelines before arriving at your destination.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Understand some services and destinations may be limited.

As of Friday, February 12, 2021 Governor Gianforte lifted the statewide mask mandate, but visitors should be aware that local regulations may differ across the state. For current information, check each region and know before you go. 

President Biden has issued several executive orders regarding COVID-19. The Executive Order Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing directs compliance with CDC guidance on masking and physical distancing in federal buildings, on federal lands, and by federal employees and contractors. The Executive Order Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel which directs applicable agencies to take immediate action to require mask-wearing on many airplanes, trains, and certain other forms of public transportation in the United States.

The CDC recommends older adults or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions who are at risk for disease, should consider postponing nonessential travel.  For the latest international and national travel alerts, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Resources

For more traveler information and prevention tips, we encourage you to seek the most current information from the following sources:

Partner Information & Travel Updates