Highway 6, driving south of Waterton National Park is a stunning drive in the fall!
The colours were in their prime!
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.
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!
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!
It truly is a marvel how they can carve these tunnels right into the mountain!
Coming out the other side we began to climb towards Logan Pass, WOW!
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!
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)!
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!
One of the highlights was the Jackson Glacier!
and back to St Mary’s lake……..
And St Mary’s river……….
Even the return trip north to Waterton NP offered new views around every corner, including Chief Mountain, a real landmark!
The grasslands in the area are so beautiful in the fall!
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……..