Scenic Drive: 25 Must-Do Stops on Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park

Experience Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road, a scenic drive with 25 must-see stops including stunning viewpoints, serene hikes, and abundant wildlife.

Last updated: May 2024

    Entry fee is $35 for a 7-day pass; $80 for an annual pass. Reservation fee is $2


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  1. Start at West Glacier Village for gas and snacks.
  2. Enter Glacier National Park and stop at Apgar Village & Visitor Center.
  3. Drive along Lake McDonald and stop at viewpoints.
  4. Visit Lake McDonald Lodge and explore the historic building.
  5. Hike to McDonald Falls and Sacred Dancing Cascades.
  6. Continue to Trail of the Cedars and Avalanche Lake Trail.
  7. Pass through the West Tunnel and stop at The Loop for views.
  8. See Bird Woman Falls and Haystack Falls.
  9. Drive by the Weeping Wall and stop at Big Bend for panoramic views.
  10. View the Triple Arches and stop at Oberlin Bend Overlook.
  11. Explore Logan Pass Visitor Center and hike the Highline Trail or Hidden Lake Trail.
  12. Stop at Lunch Creek for a picnic.
  13. Drive through the East Tunnel and stop at Siyeh Bend.
  14. Visit Jackson Glacier Overlook for glacier views.
  15. Hike to St. Mary Falls and Virginia Falls.
  16. Explore Sunrift Gorge and Sun Point Nature Trail.
  17. Stop at Wild Goose Island Overlook for stunning lake views.
  18. End at St. Mary Visitor Center and take the shuttle if needed.



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  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Layers of clothing for varying temperatures