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

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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. Make Going-to-the-Sun Road a part of your Glacier National Park vacation plans using our Glacier National Park travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    If I had a nickel for every time I said, "Oh wow" or just had my breath taken away on this drive, I would be rich. Actually, I am rich because I saw the beauty of this drive. Despite the crowds, even ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The Going To The Sun Road is awesome and you can't miss it - but with a little planning, you can do some other cools stuff as well. We only had one day and here was the itinerary. If I had it to do ag...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    One of the most beautiful streets in the world, whose charm also derives from its dangerous, due to the lack of protective barriers and cliffs that surround it. It runs very slowly and in August is chock-full of cars, but totally worth it. Numerous stops for both photos for both trails, beautiful. If you take those rarely visited you can also find us some surprises. Two bears in the middle of sl trail around a bend, a few meters from us, made us do almost a heart attack; Luckily and coolness, turn around and run fast-pitch. With the bears don't mess around here.
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Where to stay in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park offers a wealth of accommodation options right inside the park. You can stake a tent in one of the campgrounds or choose from a handful of rustic lodges and chalets. Rooms fill up quickly at these, so make reservations as far in advance as possible (up to a year ahead). A few inns, motels, and lodges sit around the St. Mary's Lakes by the park's northeast boundary, but staying in Whitefish on the western side is a better choice if you prefer to be in a Montana mountain town. Here you'll find homey inns and lodges, economy motels, and a wide range of restaurants. You'll find additional inns and motels as you drive east along Route 2 toward the park's entrance.
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