Glacier National Park Journals

Going to the Sun Road

A July 2003 trip to Glacier National Park by gowest youngman

Heavens Peak Photo, Glacier National Park, Montana More Photos
Quote: Going to the Sun Road is an inexpensive destination that has priceless views.

Going to the Sun Road

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Heavens Peak Photo, Glacier National Park, Montana
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For a mere $10 admission to Glacier National Park, I was able to take a scenic drive like no other. After stopping briefly at the busy center of Apgar on the park's west side, I started my journey on the Going to the Sun Road. Just beyond the McDonald Lodge area is the McDonald Falls pullout. This is a must-see, and hear the roaring falls as they cascade across large rocks and then into the flumes. Another popular stop is the Avalanche Creek trailhead. There is the Trail of Cedars, a short hike with lush vegetation and an impressive view of the creek flumes. The road starts to incline toward The Loop, where pullouts are frequent, so that one can stop and enjoy the views. I chose a pullout just pa...Read More