The summer months are an excellent time to take a road trip through our area. More than a million visitors every year travel to visit Glacier National Park, and the pinnacle of their visit is the 50 mile long Going to the Sun Road. The two-hour long drive winds its way through some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever see. View alpine meadows, crystal clear lakes and mountain peaks from the road, or stop off and enjoy one of the many viewing spots, picnic areas or hiking trails. The road crosses the Continental Divide at Logan’s Pass where there is a Visitor’s Center displaying flora and fauna and a small gift shop.
For facts and figures and all sorts of behind-the-scenes information, take a red bus tour. The red buses, or ‘jammers’ were brought into operation in the 1930’s as part of a National Park’s program for visitor transportation. Whilst they have been phased out over the years in other parks, they remain a great way to view the Going to the Sun Road. Recently converted to run on propane, the buses also provide an eco-friendly alternative.
However you choose to travel, there will always be something to inspire you to return. We guarantee it!