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Going-to-the-Sun Road Guided Day Tour

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Want to experience Going-to-the-Sun Road without the stress of vehicle reservations, white knuckled driving or simply wondering if you're missing out on all the top spots in Glacier Park? This is your complete Going-to-the-Sun Road educational experience that includes stops and short hikes to iconic points along Going-to-the-sun Road.

Your guided tour will begin at 8am as you head towards to West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park. Along the road, you will have chances to stop and learn about must see sites such as: Lake McDonald, Upper McDonald Creek, Trail of the Cedars, Bird Woman Falls, Weeping Wall, Logan Pass, Jackson Glacier Overlook, Sun Point, and Rising Sun to name a few.

This full day 8-hour program will traverse the full length of Going-to-the-Sun Road with a round trip to and from the West Glacier entrance. Along the way you'll have the opportunity a short hike, only about 1.5 miles total. This is an excellent tour experience for those looking for limited hiking, but exceptional views and photo opportunities for the whole family!

This small group tour (up to 14 people maximum) experience will feature the must see highlights of Going-to-the-Sun Road all with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. You'll learn about the history, flora and fauna, and geology all while enjoying world class views from one of the most scenic drives in the USA.

Looking For More Hiking?

If you want to spend more time on the trail we'd recommend you checkout the guided Glacier Park hikes below.

Important Information for Going-to-the-sun Road Tour

  • 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)
  • Glacier Park Annual, America the Beautiful, or Military/Senior Lifetime Passes are valid in place of Site Pass for full party size.
  • Must bring your own food and water, this is not included in the tour.

What's Included

Expert Guide
Roundtrip Transportation From Meeting Point Up and over Going To The Sun Road
Several short guided hikes to scenic lookouts
Education on Wildlife, Ecology and Geology of Area
Park Entry Fee (purchase on your own beforehand)
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. An individual 7-day 'Pedestrian / Cyclist Pass' can be purchased at recreation.govAlternatively, if you plan to visit additional National Parks you may consider purchasing an annual America the Beautiful Pass. Each pass provides entry for the pass holder and three persons (16 or older) where per person fees are charged. Pass can be purchased at usgs.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 private 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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