Glacier National Park, Montana

Road to Glacier Nat'l Park

Highway 6, driving south of Waterton National Park is a stunning drive in the fall!

Road to Glacier Nat'l Park

Road to Glacier Nat'l Park

The colours were in their prime!

Road to Glacier Nat'l Park

From Hwy 6 in Alberta, we crossed the border into Montana, along highway 17 to highway 89 south.

We entered Glacier National Park from the St Mary’s entrance.

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT, Saint Marys Lake

It was sure a blustery day! Lots of white caps on the lake, not the calm waters I had been hoping for. No matter, no weather can change the fact that the scenery is amazing!

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT, Saint Marys Lake

We traveled on the Going-to-the-Sun road stretching 50 miles through the park interior. It is the first American roadway to be designated both a national Historic Landmark and a national Civil Engineering Landmark, not hard to understand why!

A little further along the road we came to the east side tunnel, 408 ft long!

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT

It truly is a marvel how they can carve these tunnels right into the mountain!

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT

Coming out the other side we began to climb towards Logan Pass, WOW!

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT Logan Pass

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT Logan Pass

From this view you can see both sides of the road which circles the valley, amazing engineering! It definitely deserves the Civil Engineering Landmark designation!

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT Logan Pass

and Logan Pass! It is located along the Continental Divide and is the highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun road at 2026m (6640ft)!

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT Logan Pass

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT Logan Pass

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT Logan Pass

As we had done the west side of the drive a few years previously we decided to return the way we had come, it did not disappoint!

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT Logan Pass

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT Logan Pass

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT Logan Pass

One of the highlights was the Jackson Glacier!

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT

and waterfalls……..

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT

and back to St Mary’s lake……..

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT, Saint Marys Lake

And St Mary’s river……….

Glacier Nat'l Park,MT, Saint Marys River

Even the return trip north to Waterton NP offered new views around every corner, including Chief Mountain, a real landmark!

Road to Glacier Nat'l Park

The grasslands in the area are so beautiful in the fall!

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We really enjoyed out little day trip into Glacier National Park, it has only wet our appetite to go back and explore it all at a slower pace!

We still had a few more days to spend in Waterton, even got to hang out with the Bison one day!!

Until next time……..

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2 thoughts on “Glacier National Park, Montana

  1. Mikeann

    Beautiful pictures, it reminds us of camping there, when the boys were small.We too drove the Going to the Sun highway,then stopped at the Grand Coulee Dam. Had the campsite almost to ourselves…Kris was 3 months old! Yeah, been a while.

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