We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (706)
All photos (706)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“hidden lake”(213 reviews)
“visitor center”(171 reviews)
“mountain goats”(228 reviews)
Area in Glacier National Park that was used as a "pass" for travelers to get through the mountains.
Glacier National Park, MT
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Glacier National Park
from $65.27
More Info
from $80.00
More Info
from $108.07
More Info
Reviews (1,123)
Filter reviews
1,073 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hidden lake visitor center mountain goats parking lot gift shop sun road continental divide parking spot highline trail highest point big horn sheep ground squirrels alpine meadows wild flowers parking space closed due parking is limited
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,073 reviews
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
Thank Jellybaby67
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
Thank Babs8920
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Many Glacier Hotel
1,301 reviews
7.63 miles away
Lake Mc Donald
18 reviews
8.94 miles away
St Mary Lodge & Resort
1,200 reviews
13.73 miles away
Red Eagle Motel
138 reviews
14.03 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 7 nearby restaurants
Many Glacier Hotel
265 reviews
7.62 miles away
Johnson's Cafe
523 reviews
13.97 miles away
Two Sisters Cafe
745 reviews
16.18 miles away
Belton Grill Dining Room & Tap Room
632 reviews
17.99 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 55 nearby attractions
Grinnell Glacier
589 reviews
5.17 miles away
Logan State Park
5 reviews
7.35 miles away
Aster Falls
76 reviews
10.78 miles away
Hidden Lake
641 reviews
.34 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 18, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from lajolla1 | Reviewed this property |
ii agree with the above answers.
August 23, 2018|
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
Donna D
July 4, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from cathrynr2014 | Reviewed this property |
Layers would be enough.