Great America Road Trip Day 8: Going-to-the-Sun Road

Going-to-the-Sun Road. A dizzying feat of engineering, Going-to-the-Sun Road traverses Glacier National Park and crosses the Continental Divide at Logan’s Pass. The road spans 50 miles and climbs into the mountains to an elevation of over 6000 feet.

I’ve been dying to check out this road as soon as I learned about it. Sadly, the majority of the road was closed when we arrived at Glacier National Park. But, as luck would have it, the road opened all the way to Rising Sun on the day we were due to leave.

So, we got up bright and early on Monday morning and headed once again into Glacier National Park. This time we made it all the way to Logan’s Pass and a little beyond. It was an unforgettable experience.

I’ll let the pictures do the talking for the rest of this blog post. See below for a gallery of my favorite photos from our drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road. Click on a photo to see it in more detail.


Where are we now?

We are in Glacier National Park!

Date: Monday, July 13, 2020
Great American Road Trip Status: Day 8

Starting Location: Glacier Campground, MT
Ending Location: Missoula, MT
Miles Today: 204.4
Total Trip Mileage: 980.1

For more details on our Great America (Socially Distanced) Road Trip, see my previous posts:

Day 7: Avalanche Lake Trail and Polebridge
Day 6: Rocky Point Nature Trail
Day 5: Welcome to Glacier National Park
Day 4: Welcome to Montana
Day 3: Idaho, We Hardly Knew Ye

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