Going-to-the-Sun Road - West Glacier to Saint Mary Scenic Drive

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Going-to-the-Sun Road - West Glacier to Saint Mary Scenic Drive is a 49 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near West Glacier, MT that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible from May until November.

49.0 miles 5685 feet Point to Point

kid friendly

scenic driving

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Going-to-the-Sun Road in Montana's Glacier National Park spans 50 miles through the park's wild interior, winding around mountainsides and treating visitors to some of the best sights in northwest Montana and the whole US.


11 days ago

scenic driving

Scenic drive or ride. A "must do" when visiting the area


1 month ago


1 month ago

camping


1 month ago

scenic driving

Amazing views but a bit cold. It was 46 degrees when we got to Logan Pass and it was July!


2 months ago

hiking

This drive has phenomenal views! The road is narrow, but you will be in awe of nature's beauty.


2 months ago

hiking

Great hiking, beautiful drive.


6 months ago


9 months ago

One of the best drives in the country! Nearly as amazing as the PCH. Make sure not to drive off the road by getting distracted!


10 months ago


11 months ago

scenic driving


11 months ago

camping

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE


11 months ago

Spectacular views


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1 year ago

10/10. This is a must go. If you enjoy the outdoors you must come. Amazing views. Great hike at top. I keep coming back


2 years ago

scenic driving

While you can drive this in 2-3 hours, we made a day out of the Going to the Sun Road, pulling over and taking several hikes along the way. Stops included McDonald Falls, Avalanche Lake (4 mi. RT), Birdwoman Falls Overlook, Weeping Wall, Hidden Lake Overlook Trail (3 mi. RT and had lots of snow along the trail in July!), Logan Pass VC, the start of the Highline Trail, Jackson Glacier Overlook, St. Mary's Falls, Sunrift Gorge Overlook, Baring Falls, Sunpoint Nature Trail, and the Wild Goose Island turnout. While the clouds were in an out, we stayed dry, saw Rocky Mountain Goats and Big Horn Sheep, as well as some really spectacular views. One of the most spectacular drives in the US. Not to miss!


2 years ago

scenic driving

July was hot and busy in Glacier N.P.! We had decided to go the week after Independence day and it was crowded! Despite that, we had the most fabulous trip! We saw so many beautiful things! We camped in the park the night before driving the "Going to the Sun" road and it was one of the most amazing sights I've seen in the US. Definitely in the top 10 Drives for me! The spectacular views, the waterfalls coming right over the road in spots, wildflowers everywhere and someone else to drive so I could take the pictures!
I will never forget that. I was astounded at the sheer rugged beauty that surrounded me. Amazing!


2 years ago

scenic driving

One of the most scenic drive that I've been on in the Western US


3 years ago

Going-to-the-sun road is one of the best ways to view and capture the essence of Glacier National Park, with little effort. Overall, this scenic drive will offer magnificent shots of towering mountains, stretches that wind by lakes, cool mountain air, and marveled engineering feats all in one go. This is a popular drive and, as such, people are out in droves. I highly recommend taking this trek early in the day. This will also offer one interesting lighting for photographic moments. Make sure to fill up on Gas, however, as there is none available while on the scenic byway. Also, anticipate 2-3 hours for drive time (especially if one chooses to frequently pull over for photographs, which I recommend). I also highly suggest one pulls over at the Wild Goose Island viewpoint, near St. Mary Lake. I think this provides the best view on the entire stretch of road!


3 years ago

scenic driving

This was absolutely the most beautiful road I have ever been on, and I live in Utah and have been on some spectacular drives there as well. From the cascading waterfalls everywhere to the beautiful wild flowers, the towering peaks and green valley below it was a snapshot everywhere you turn. We were also able to see mountain goats up at Logan Pass which was very cool. The road has very heavy traffic, so don't expect to breeze through unimpeded, but this should be on the bucket list of anyone who loves stunning scenery.