Taking visitors through the heart of Glacier National Park and cresting the Continental Divide at Logan Pass is the Going-to-the-Sun Road. An engineering marvel and National Historic Landmark, the Going-to-the-Sun Road connects West Glacier and St. Mary and provides travelers with stunning view of mountain peaks, high valley, wildflowers and wildlife. Perhaps the most popular attraction in Glacier National Park, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is one of most scenic drives in the nation.
Currently 29.0 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel. Visitors can drive 15.5 miles from the West Entrance to Avalanche, and 13.5 miles from the St. Mary Entrance to Jackson Glacier Overlook.
The section of the road between Avalanche and Jackson Glacier Overlook is closed due to plowing. The hiker/biker closure, on the west side of the Going-to- the-Sun Road, is located at The Loop, 8 miles past the vehicle closure. On the east side there is currently no hiker biker access past the vehicle closure when the road crew is working. The North McDonald Road is closed to foot, stock, bicycle, and vehicle traffic from the Upper McDonald Creek Trailhead to the end of the road. The earliest date the upper portion of the Going-to-the-Sun will open to vehicle traffic is June 22. The opening date could be later, depending on weather and plowing conditions encountered by park plowing crews.