Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park

Saint Mary, Montana

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This road is rightfully a National Civil Engineering Landmark, and the construction details will boggle your mind. The two-lane highway was finished in 1933, after 12 years of effort and $3 million. All bridges, walls, and guardrails were constructed from native rock. The job of constructing this road was not easy, and crew turnover was 300 percent! The masterpiece, 52-mile road leads travelers through various park ecosystems on the winding path between West Glacier and St. Mary. The section over Logan Pass crosses the Continental Divide at 6,680 feet and is a drive you won’t forget. The experience is one of sheer cliffs, vistas beyond description, and a recognition of the awesome power of nature. Your enjoyment of the ride will greatly increase if you leave time to stop frequently, and soak up the magnitude of the area. This eTrail provides detailed information on family-friendly things to do. The destinations include: Logan Pass Visitor Center and Hidden Lake Nature Trail, and Highline Trial.
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by Chris Boyd (Falcon Guides)

This road is rightfully a National Civil Engineering Landmark, and the construction details will boggle your mind. The two-lane highway was finished in 1933, after 12 years of effort and $3 million. All bridges, walls, and guardrails were constructed from native rock. The job of constructing this road was not easy, and crew turnover was 300 percent! The masterpiece, 52-mile road leads travelers through various park ecosystems on the winding path between West Glacier and St. Mary.

The section over Logan Pass crosses the Continental Divide at 6,680 feet and is a drive you won’t forget. The experience is one of sheer cliffs, vistas beyond description, and a recognition of the awesome power of nature. Your enjoyment of the ride will greatly increase if you leave time to stop frequently, and soak up the magnitude of the area. This eTrail provides detailed information on family-friendly things to do. The destinations include: Logan Pass Visitor Center and Hidden Lake Nature Trail, and Highline Trial.

©  Chris Boyd/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Saint Mary
Trail Type: Several options
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Contact information for each destination is provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park

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