Author Topic: Great Parks North #2 Chief Mountain border crossing closure 7/22  (Read 755 times)

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Offline CMajernik

The Chief Mountain border crossing is closed for the 2022 season. Here is a reroute https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40117951 Southbound, on map 17, the reroute begins at the intersection of PR 6 and PR 5. On map 18, it rejoins the main route at the intersection of US 89 and SR 17.
Carla Majernik
Routes and Mapping Program Director

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle.
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Offline rmccutch

Re: Great Parks North #2 Chief Mountain border crossing closure 7/22
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2022, 11:26:03 pm »
I'm in Fernie, BC, after nearly 5000km starting from Deadhorse, AK.  I'm sure glad I thought to check whether the Chief Mountain Intl. Highway border crossing is open.  I presume the recommended detour is still the only viable option as of early September?  Is there any information on services along the detour route?

Thank you, AC, for this timely information!

Offline CMajernik

Re: Great Parks North #2 Chief Mountain border crossing closure 7/22
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2022, 12:01:26 pm »
It depends on where you are going. If you're headed to Whitefish, and you don't want to ride over Logan Pass in Glacier National Park, you can head south on PR 3 to PR 93, then ride south to the Roosville border crossing. US 93 will take you to Whitefish.

If you take the current reroute, Mountain View and Cardston have all services. There are no services between Cardston and SR 17 in MT where you would rejoin the route.
Carla Majernik
Routes and Mapping Program Director

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x218, 406/721-8754 fax
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline rmccutch

Re: Great Parks North #2 Chief Mountain border crossing closure 7/22
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2022, 05:36:38 pm »
Thank you, Carla. I used the Cardston detour, albeit with a somewhat different route from Pincher Creek to Cardston. I wouldn't call this the most scenic country I have ever ridden through b-- rather like the Hi-Line in Montana -- but it does get one back on route. Thank you again!