GyPSy Guide provides a professional tour guide commentary along scenic drives. Our tours highlight the very best of the region with entertaining stories about history, geology, legends and local advice, so all you have to do is drive, listen and soak in the scenery.
The App that’s just like having a tour guide in your car!™
Stories, tips and advice as you drive, so you don’t miss a thing.
All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself.
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GOING TO THE SUN ROAD, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – GYPSY GUIDE
Glacier National Park in Montana protects some one the most visually stunning mountain terrain anywhere, with giant mountain peaks, above tree-line alpine terrain and glacier fed lakes.
The earliest National Park managers felt it was important to create a driving route that would cross the Park from west to east and climb over the Continental Divide. The road they created would be purely for sightseeing and was named the Going to the Sun Road. In many places the road is carved right out of the mountain side.
Though the drive is only 50 miles, expect to spend most of a full day taking in the numerous beautiful viewpoints on this GyPSy Guide Driving Tour.
The valleys and alpine terrain are also ideal environments for a variety of wildlife and animals sightings are common. There’s a choice of short or long hikes to pretty waterfalls, over mountain passes, or through alpine flower filled meadows.
GOING TO THE SUN ROAD, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK HIGHLIGHTS
The tour is designed to be driven either west to east, from West Glacier to St Mary, or in reverse. Its a single road that cuts across the National Park and has multitudes of stunning views.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK & NEARBY DRIVING TOUR APPS
Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park
LISTEN TO SAMPLE COMMENTARY – GOING TO THE SUN ROAD
GOING TO THE SUN ROAD TOUR ROUTE MAP
Indicate our suggested start locations, or join the tour anywhere along the route and as you pass through the next point, commentary will trigger automatically.
Where does the tour start?
Join the tour either from its west side, at West Glacier, or from the east entrance at St Mary. Some people do drive the entire road and then return back to the same starting point. There are many interesting and scenic stops along the way so expect to spend a full day sightseeing.
What should I bring?
We always recommend taking a DC style (cigarette) charger with you. Plugging directly into the vehicle’s USB port is not recommended.
Fill up your gas tank and bring some snacks & drinks. Dining choices inside the Park are limited.
Weather in the mountains can change quickly so its recommended to bring a warm and waterproof layer.
Don’t forget your smile and camera.