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“A great scenic drive.”

Going-to-the-Sun Road
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Owner description: A spectacular and scenic 52-mile highway through Glacier National Park, which crosses the Continental Divide at Logan Pass in Montana.
Reviewed February 9, 2013

This drive lives up to everything you can read about it. There was some road construction along the way so an early start is recommended. The scenery is fabulous!

3  Thank Harry47087
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The Going-to-the-Sun road was by far the most spectacular drive I undertook this past year. I drove it in August 2012, all 53 miles from West Glacier, Montana across the Continental Divide at Logan Pass and exiting onto US-89 in St. Mary, Montana. The views were breathtaking.

The Sun road was undergoing major roadwork causing lengthy delays when I drove it in August. Confined to a single lane around work areas, traffic had to be stopped in one direction or the other for extended periods. Yet nobody seemed to mind. It was a great opportunity to step out of the car, soak up the amazing scenery, snap pictures and meet fellow travelers.

My ride through Glacier National Park began on a tree-lined section of the Sun road near West Glacier. The road then tracked the south shore of Lake McDonald where I stopped to enjoy the spectacular view of the lake and visit historic Lake McDonald Lodge. Back on the road again, I soon passed Avalanche Creek, drove through the West Tunnel and began climbing higher and higher into the mountains, ending up on a narrow ledge with unsurpassed views of Glacier National Park. The road continued for miles twisting and turning all the way to the summit at Logan Pass, another scenic stop on my drive. The road east of Logan Pass was just as spectacular, especially around Siyeh Creek and St. Mary Lake.

13  Thank rusticpress
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

You can follow the road in your own vehicle or hop a shuttle or the Red Bus Tour and have the low down on the Park and the Road. I recommend the Red Bus which sports propane engines and a roll down top for viewing. And when it rains the top can be put up to keep you literally high and dry.

8  Thank DANIEL F
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Can't get a more spectacular view than this. Absolutely breathtaking! Great hiking and wildlife viewing.

3  Thank mrssltn
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Not saying the Sun road isn't good or anything, but if you just stay in the car, drive through the Sun road and leave, you miss 90% of the park. The Sun road is pretty, but at 6000ft elevation, there's not much snow to see even in early summer, so I prefer the higher Trail Ridge road in Rocky Mountain NP. However, the glacial lakes in Glacier NP are far more impressive. Although most of the beautiful lakes are at least 5mi away from the road side, the hike is very rewarding in the end. If I can only pick one thing to do in the park, I would pick a trail instead of driving the Sun road.

3  Thank oceanflower
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