Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park

If you want to cross Glacier National Park (not to mention the Continental Divide at Logan Pass), hop in your car for a ride along the 83 km (52 mi) Going-to-the-Sun Road. Along the way, you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of valleys, glacial lakes, waterfalls, tundra, and wildlife. The Jackson Glacier overlook features some of the best views of all. Campgrounds, picnic areas, and lodging are all available along the route--but gas isn't, so fill your tank before heading out. Be aware that some parts of the road may not be accessible, depending on the weather conditions. To find out how to plan a trip to Glacier National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We recently spent the week at Glacier and spent a few days exploring the Going-to-the-sun road. We got there the day the road opened for the year, so it wasn't too crowded yet. The views are amazing a...  more »
  • Our trip to Glacier this year was June 27-July 1, so I really didn't think the Road would be open. What an amazing surprise that it would be open for our visit! We drove in through the west side to dr...  more »
  • Aside from the passengers pointing out the narrowness of the road, on coming traffic and that I should be careful every few minutes, this was one of the best drives I've ever done. The sheer drops, th...  more »
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