Glacier National Park

Susan at Glacier National Park
Susan at Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park was a bit out of our way since it was about a day’s drive each way from our route on I-90 but we didn’t know when we’d back in the area so it seemed like it would be worthwhile to visit it while we could.

Mount Cannon
Mount Cannon

The Going-to-the-Sun road in Glacier National Park was literally carved out of the side of rocky mountain. I had known ahead of time that we couldn’t drive our motor home on this road since I had read what other people had said about the park on the RV-ing forums. I will admit I had thought about it and on the map it makes sense because it would have been a nice shortcut.

Bishop's Cap
Bishop’s Cap

There were signs at the bottom saying “No vehicles longer than 20 feet allowed”. For a several miles after you pass that sign you wonder why it was there but then you come up on the first of many tight turns. It was a mildly scary drive since there were a lot of tight turns, sometimes very narrow driving lanes and often no guard rails or shoulder between us and a thousand foot plunge down the mountain side.

Going to the Sun Mountain
Going to the Sun Mountain

The scenery however, was absolutely spectacular.  Unfortunately it was a hazy, overcast day so it wasn’t quite as spectacular as it could have been but it was still more than worth the trip.

 

Cliffs above the Going-to-the-Sun road
Cliffs above the Going-to-the-Sun road

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