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Area in Glacier National Park that was used as a "pass" for travelers to get through the mountains.
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

We were lucky this trip that the Going to the Sun road had just opened! 😁 The drive up the mountain is fantastic. Waterfalls and wildlife are abundant. It was truly beautiful!! We were there mid June and it was cold! We loved the weather!...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JAE2512
Reviewed February 22, 2019

This was a nice area to stop, it was very busy and hard to find a parking spot on the Going to the Sun Road.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joh07940
Reviewed February 1, 2019

Ge here early or plan to park down or uproad and walk. Parking lot fills up by 7:30am, so plan accordingly. We missed on day 1, got up earlier on day 2 and got a spot. Take the hikes, see critters. We saw grizzlies, mountain...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Todd H
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Large car park half way along GTSSR, and the starting point for many fabulous trails. You may have to drive around the car park a few times before a space opens up, but there is sufficient movement of people for this to happen throughout the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Parking at the Visitor’s Center during the peak months is at a premium so you need to get there by at least 7 am or earlier. I got there around 7 and the lot was already 3/4 full. You can also take the shuttles as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank philip435
Reviewed November 15, 2018

We stopped in the center after our hike to Hidden Lake Overlook. We enjoyed seeing the exhibits and finding out more information about the wildlife.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SquirrelGirl39
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Be sure to take the pass from the west entrance, it is simply breathtaking. Highly recommend taking the shuttle if they are available, you will enjoy it more. The road is very narrow! If you are going to the top in the middle of September,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Etzella
Reviewed October 6, 2018

This is a favorite destination and stopping point on the Going to the Sun Road. There is visitors center that is compact with restrooms. Several trails originate here. The parking lot reportedly fills early, but in late September, this was not a problem. The lot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Perkpater
Reviewed October 2, 2018

When I was coming back down the hiking trail at the end of the hike I saw rangers carrying oxygen, I wondered if they were looking for me as this was one tough hike! At the top most part of the hike is a crystal...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Colleen1956
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We came into Glacier National Park from the east because the west entrance of Going To the Sun Road was closed due to fires. So I can only say the drive from the East entrance was beautiful and the views are spectacular! We arrived at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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clubiani0127
September 18, 2018|
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Response from lajolla1 | Reviewed this property |
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loneflower1
August 23, 2018|
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Response from sallyb753 | Reviewed this property |
2017 we visited Glacier the last week of June. GTS road was “closed” in the middle- we could drive on it up west passed Lake McDonald and then you had to turn around. From the east it was closed right before Logan’s pass... More
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Donna D
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Response from cathrynr2014 | Reviewed this property |
Layers would be enough.
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