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Private Going-to-the-Sun Road Day Tour

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Description

Experience the outstanding views and breathtaking vistas of Glacier National Park and the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road with a fully private tour experience. Traverse the full legnth of the scenic byway with a local guide as you learn more about the fascinating history, geology, and culture of the region. A completely private Going-to-the-Sun Road experience you're welcome to opt-in for a short hike or just spend more time enjoying the views.

This private tour begins at 8am and will head towards the West Glacier Entrance of Glacier National Park. As you begin your journey through the park enjoy scenic stops around Lake McDonald such as Apgar Village and the Lake McDonald Lodge before begining the ascent to Logan Pass. Take in sweeping views of the ancient glacially carved valleys while your expert guide shares their in-depth knowledge of the park.

A full day trip lasting about 8 hours you'll travel the entire length of Going-to-the-Sun Road with a roundtrip from West Glacier. Popular must-see highlights along the way include Lake McDonald, Upper McDonald Falls, Weeping Wall, Logan Pass, Jackson Glacier Overlook, and St. Mary Lake to name a few.

After an exciting and informative journey, you're welcome to stop for a short hike to stretch the legs and experience a new perspective from the trail. Rather spend some time by the water? Feel free to opt for a quick stop by the beach and a dip in the chilly waters, a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day!

Want More Private Tours of Glacier National Park?

Experience everything the Crown of the Continent has to offer beyond Going-to-the-Sun Road. Venture to the beloved Many Glacier valley or the local favorite Two Medicine region. Create a fully custom itinerary tailor fit to your preferences.

Looking for a private guide to hike the trails? Explore iconic destinations such as The Highline or Avalanche Lake with a expert local guide to show you the way.

Important Information

  • Meeting Point - This tour meets in Columbia Falls, MT about 20 minutes from the entrance to West Glacier. Open in Google Maps.
  • Must carry a Glacier Site Pass prior to arrival (separate from vehicle reservation, which is NOT required)
    • Guide Tip: Parties 3+ should purchase a 7-day private vehicle pass.
  • Glacier Park Annual, America the Beautiful, or Military/Senior Lifetime Passes are valid in place of Site Pass for full party size.
  • Lunch available for additional per person cost.

What's Included

Expert Guide
Private Roundtrip Transportation From Meeting Point Up and over Going To The Sun Road
Opportunity to Customize Your Stops & Hikes
Several short guided hikes to scenic lookouts
Education on Wildlife, Ecology and Geology of Area
Park Entry Fee (purchase on your own beforehand)
Food/Drinks (optional add-on)
Optional Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Glacier National Park Site Pass?
All participants above the age of 15 on are required to carry a Glacier National Site Pass. If traveling as a group, it's recommended to purchase a 7-day Private Vehicle Pass. All site passes can be purchased online at recreation.gov
What should we bring for a Going-to-the-Sun Road Day Tour?
Be prepared for unpredictable weather anytime of year, proper gear and clothing is crucial. Hiking boots/shoes, rainproof jacket, backpack, water bottle, lunch/snacks, bug spray, sunscreen and sunglasses are a great start!
Do I need a Vehicle Reservation?
You do NOT need a Going-to-the-Sun Road Vehicle Reservation for this tour, however you do need a Glacier National Park Site Pass.
Will we see any wildlife in Glacier National Park?
Wildlife viewings in Glacier National Park are not uncommon, but there is no gurantee and sightings are not as frequent as in parks likes Yellowstone. If you're lucky you may spot bighorn sheep, mountains goats, moose, or a bear!
Will we see all of Going-to-the-Sun Road?
During your Going-to-the-Sun Road Day Tour you will traverse the entire length of the scenic route. Begining from Columbia Falls, MT your tour will take you out and back through the West Glacier Entrance.

Quick Facts

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8h 00min

There is no minimum age to participate in this tour.


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