GOING TO THE SUN ROAD

The Going-to-the-Sun Road was completed in 1932 and is a spectacular 50 mile, paved two-lane highway that bisects the park east and west. It spans the width of Glacier National Park, crossing the Continental Divide at 6,646-foot-high Logan Pass. It passes through almost every type of terrain in the park, from large glacial lakes and cedar forests in the lower valleys to windswept alpine tundra atop the pass.

 

Scenic viewpoints and pullouts line the road, so motorists can stop for extended views and photo opportunities. The road is well worth traveling in either direction, as the view from one side of the road is much different than from the other. In 1983 Going-To-The-Sun Road was included in the National Register of Historic Places and in 1985 was made a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

GOING TO THE SUN ROAD  PRODUCTS

The Road spans 50 miles and crosses the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. During your traverse you will see impressive glaciers, beautiful valleys, cascading waterfalls, towering mountains and colorful wildflowers. Most visitors will also witness wildlife sightings on their trip across the Sun Road!

There are alternatives to driving your own vehicle across Going-to-the-Sun Road including the famous Red Bus Tours and the complimentary National Park Service Shuttles.

Due to the mountainous terrain of the highway, it is only open seasonally. Opening and closing dates depend on weather. Don't forget to check the current road status before you travel. If portions of the road are closed, don't worry, there are still plenty of other scenic drives in and around Glacier National Park.

The Road has so many features you won’t want to miss. It can be hard to decide which ones to stop and see along your traverse of this engineering marvel. The interactive map and guide below will help you narrow it down.

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