- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Glacier National Park could set a visitation record this year as the number of visits at the end of September remains above that counted at the same point last year, when the record was broken.

The Missoulian reports (https://bit.ly/1GxhpTH ) Glacier visitation so far this year stands at more than 2.2 million, and is almost 23,000 people ahead of totals at the end of September last year.

The park set a new visitation record in 2014 for the first time in more than 30 years.

Glacier continues to see a high number of visitors in 2015, despite wildfires inside the park, smoky skies and the 2 ½-week closure of Glacier’s most popular attraction during the summer.

The park needs about 91,000 more visits to break the record.



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Information from: Missoulian, https://www.missoulian.com

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