This spectacular 48-mile mountain drive switchbacks up and over the Continental Divide, following glacial river canyons and crossing an alpine mountain pass. Not only are there not enough words to describe the Going-to-the-Sun Road, but mere description is not enough. This is one of those drives where you must get out of the car at every opportunity, to take in the smells, feel the weeping rock walls, listen to wind and water, and scan for wildlife, such as mountain goats, harlequin ducks, pine martens, grizzly bears, and raptors.
The road is considered an engineering masterpiece, even by today’s standards. Special attractions: Glacier National Park, Logan Pass; bald eagle migration during early winter, mountain goats, mountain chalets, glacial lakes and rivers; hiking, boating, fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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