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An Experience of a Lifetime, Glacier National Park's "Going to the Sun Road"

Updated: Jul 21, 2023

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At the top of many bucket lists, lies Glacier National Park, more specifically the "Going to the Sun Road." This scenic drive is among some of the most spectacular routes in the world, taking visitors through the one of a kind winding roads of the West's beautiful Rocky Mountains. Immersed in panoramic views of snowcapped mountains, this road follows rushing waters, lush vegetation, wildlife and wildflowers through the Rocky Mountains. Glacier national park is filled with many wonders; main attractions being unreal wildlife, beautiful views, incredible hikes and camping.

Planning your trip to Glacier needs to take place well in advance in order to secure one of the highly coveted reservations for access to the park. Starting with the Going to the Sun Road, you will drive 32 miles to reach the Logan Pass with views of towering peaks, wildflowers and if you're lucky some wildlife. It is recommended to start your journey, no later than 8 AM and to plan your trip with time allocated for traffic and most importantly photo stops. Along this route you will hit the highest point along the continental divide, where you'll find the visitor center, stop here for information, history and merchandise.

There are many different idillic hikes in Glacier, one of them being the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail, with absolutely stunning alpine meadows, wildflowers and a crystal clear lake waiting for you at the end. Another scenic destination is the Jackson Glacier overlook, here you'll take our your binoculars to see the 7th largest Glacier in the park. Lastly, you wont want to miss the Grinnell trail, arguably one of the most scenic trails in Glacier, here you'll find crystal blue water, mountain views for miles and most likely some mountain goats.

Spend some time in the village of Apgar along Lake McDonald, kayaking, paddle boarding, getting some ice cream or simply taking in the views. You're journey doesn't have to be limited to Glacier National Park, as surrounding areas provide more adventures and sights! Days in Northwestern Montana are not lacking in fun activities and attractions. Many tourists find themselves marveling at the breathtaking Flathead lake and meandering through the many surrounding small towns.

A must-do route in Montana is a drive through the Flathead Valley, passing through Bigfork, Whitefish and the many other quant mountain towns of the northwest, on the way to or from the most scenic and sought after location- Glacier National Park. Broken up into a couple days, one could take in scenic sights of Flathead lake, enjoy a brewery along the water and stay in one of the Montana quintessential Montana Lodges along the way. Depending on the time of year you visit, rivers and vast land provide many experiences for visitors of the northwest. Adventures include, whitewater rafting, fly fishing and horseback riding and skiing in the winter at Big Mountain, in Whitefish. Book with us for your Montana Itinerary today, with an exclusive offer of 10% off your package, now through December. Adventure Awaits!

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