Combine Going To The Sun Road with Beartooth Highway, Montana (Hotel Prices & Photos)
Going To The Sun Road is a jaw-droppingly beautiful 50-mile highway that divides Glacier National Park east and west, spanning the width of the park and crossing the Continental Divide. Frequently named one of the best, if not the very best, scenic drives in the U.S., you’ll not only see brilliantly-hued glacial lakes, cedar forests and waterfalls, but lots of wildlife. Mountain goats and bighorn sheep often hang out at Logan Pass, soaking up the sunshine right along the roadway. While you’re in this region, you might as well as add on the 67-mile stretch of US Highway 212 that traverses through both Wyoming and Montana – it’s the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies, and another one of America’s most dazzling drives. This one is bound to make your heart pound, and some feel that it requires nerves of steel to get through portions of it. The byway crests at nearly 11,000 feet in elevation, at the aptly named viewpoint, Top of the World. There you’ll enjoy magnificent views of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains, open high alpine plateaus dotted with nearly endless glacial lakes, forested valleys, waterfalls and a ton of wildlife, including moose, bighorn sheep, Rocky Mountain goats, mountain lions and bobcats.