Great American Drives: Going-to-the-Sun Road
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About the Going-to-the-Sun Road:
The only driveable thoroughfare through Montana’s Glacier National Park, this glorious 50-mile stretch of pavement lives up to its high-faluting name, soaring high into the Rocky Mountains above glacial lakes, dense cedar forests, and the park’s two dozen remaining glacier fields. (Need evidence of global warming? In 1850, there were 150 glacier fields here.) The high point of the route, literally, is Logan Pass (elevation 6,446 ft.) where the rocky crags stay covered in snow all summer and you can get out and hike to even higher vantages. Drive carefully so you can take it all in and, whatever you do, don’t forget your camera.
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