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Islandman

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Posted: 06/24/19 09:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP is now open to traffic; motorists are advised to watch for fog and other weather conditions however. Enjoy the trip in one of our premier NP's and take the shuttle bus if you want to have a great time without having to worry about driving or if your vehicle is not permitted because of length.

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Posted: 06/24/19 12:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you want a white knuckle experience and the testosterone is flowing try driving the Sun Road both ways but probably not all in one day. I like the bus idea.


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This is an experience that you should not miss, we drove from the west to the east in our truck. Beautiful scenery on the west side before the Road to the sun and the same on the east side around the south side of the park once you come down from the Road to the Sun. By going west to east you are on the mountain side of the road in almost 100% of the trip. The road is very narrow in some areas so being on the mountain side is where to be if you have any concerns. Having said that though the trip is a must do with to die for scenery looking up to where you are going and down from whence you came. Enjoy it is a beautiful trip.


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We did the shuttle. Those old red cars with the pull down top.
This is the only way to really see all of the going to the sun road.


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We did going to the sun road BOTH ways a number of years ago, did the Red Bus too. We did that drive on our Glodwing. The Red Bus affords you (the driver) the luxury of actually "seeing" the sights however. [emoticon]

It's an extremely beautiful route!
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It is rather difficult to gawk when there's a curve every couple hundred feet. The red tours have their place.


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How does the sun road compare with the bear tooth highway?

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http://roadreport.mdt.mt.gov/travinfomobile/
Open, near as I can tell from down in Essex


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GTO66 wrote:

How does the sun road compare with the bear tooth highway?


It's shorter, has length restrictions and not as scenic

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Posted: 06/25/19 09:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do it on a bicycle before the road opens to traffic. [emoticon]

The only way to do it!


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