Glacier National Park's Free Shuttle ~ a slow hiker's guide™


Logan Pass opened in 2015 to through traffic on June 21, 2015
in 2014 to through traffic on July 3, 2014
Logan Pass opened in 2013 to through traffic on June 21, 2013
Logan Pass Opened June 19, 2012
Logan Pass Opened July 13, 2011

Shuttle hours for 2015
7:00 am to 7:00 p.m.
Note: 7:00 am is express to Logan Pass from Apgar.
Shuttle service with limited stops (Avalanche and the Loop) begins at 7:56 a.m. and continues every 20 minutes until 9:00 a.m..
Shuttle service from the Apgar Visitor Center to all west side destinations begins at 9:00 a.m.

Shuttle hours for 2015
7:30 am to 7:00 p.m.
On June 25, 2013 released the new revised and curtailed shuttle schedule for 2013.

On the west side starts at 7:30 AM for the Logan Express!
Express shuttle service direct from the Apgar Transit Center to Logan Pass (without intermediate stops) departs at 7:30am.
Regular service starts at 8:00 am on the west side. One the east side shuttle service starts at 7:30 AM.
Shuttle Starts July 1, 2013 and runs through September 2, 2013

SunPoint parking area was closed again for~ 2015 ~along with the toilets, shuttle stop and hiking to Sunpoint. The last bit of info from signs placed at the start of Hidden Lake Trail and Highline Trail put in place 7-21-13.

Logan Pass will be open this year when the shuttle starts operation.

If you want to actually stop at Logan Pass and don't get an early start then you will be better off taking the Free NPS Shuttle. Otherwise you can easily spend a half-hour trying to find a parking space at Logan Pass.

I avoided Avalanche during the construction . Now with expanded parking it is easier as long as you get an early start. The official NPS Schedule calls for shuttles every half hour on the west side of the park. What the official schedule does not tell you is that the smaller shuttles are operating in clusters of three to four shuttles in that half hour schedule. The GTSR construction closes the road for half hour intervals. What the shuttles appear to be doing this year at Avalanche is to swoop in and pluck large groups of passengers from Avalanche in multiple back to back shuttles. These clusters are half an hour apart. When you go up to Logan Pass and get stopped by the construction you will see multiple shuttles waiting to go up to Logan Pass. Crunch time from the pass this year appears to be around 4 pm.

9-5-11 marks the end of the fifth year of shuttle operation in Glacier Park. The first two years of operation were used as a learning experience and in the third year the current routes and basic timing were put in place for the West Side Shuttle. The difference between the second and third year were tremendous in the smoothness of the shuttle operation. West side shuttle operating smoothly. The east side shuttle experienced long delays last year. In 2011 shuttle operation on the East Side was marred by numerous mechanical failures.

Shuttle Map