WEST GLACIER – The Apgar Lookout Trail will be closed from approximately 10 p.m. tonight through tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 15, at noon. The closure is for public safety as a National Park Service communications tower and building are removed from the top of Apgar Mountain. Apgar Mountain is located on the west side of Glacier National Park overlooking Lake McDonald.
A helicopter will be used to transport the large tower and building from atop Apgar Mountain to a landing zone near the base of the mountain. A new tower and structure are anticipated to be installed within the next week. The trail will be temporarily closed during that time as well. Please visit the park’s trail status report online at nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/hikingthetrails.htm for information about trail access.
The radio communication tower and communications building are in need of replacement in order to better support park radio operations. Materials and debris are being packed in and out of the site by park horses, as well as park employees and volunteers.
Visitors should be cautious of any debris or construction materials near the trail and the Apgar Lookout. Climbing on any equipment or materials is dangerous and prohibited.