from NPS Glacier National Park
WEST GLACIER, MT. – Apgar Bike Path, a popular paved hiking and biking trail that connects Apgar Village with West Glacier, is under construction to prune roots and repave the path.
Roots growing beneath the bike path have caused the paved trail to buckle and break open. A contractor will prune the roots, then remove and replace the pavement in those sections. Initial pruning and removal of pavement has been completed between the park headquarters area and the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
Work continues on the trail between Glacier Institute Field Camp and Apgar Village. Trail users are encouraged to use caution as they will encounter some off-trail detours, temporary closures and equipment along the trail. Before biking or hiking the trail, please check trail conditions by contacting a visitor center, ranger station or calling 406 888-7800.
Work is anticipated to be completed by early August.
Apgar Fast Fact: The village and mountain are named after early homesteader Milo B. Apgar who arrived in 1892. The famous artist Charlie Russell, who maintained a summer home in Apgar, was among the famous residents and visitors to the area.
With my third Montana novel (“Sarabande”) coming out this fall, I have updated my website to show the connection between my fiction and Glacier National Park’s Swiftcurrent Valley.