Going to the Sun Road
Montana, 52 miles
Named for its expansive sky and mountain-scaling roads, Going to the Sun Road is the best way to experience Montana’s Glacier National Park. From June to the first snowfall, you can travel the rugged path left by colossal glaciers and continue over the Continental Divide, the only place in the country where water flows to the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Hudson Bay. Along the way you’ll pass pristine wilderness, mountains, glistening lakes, river gorges, glacial canyons, and the long Garden Wall, a steep alpine area. The 6,646-foot-high Logan Pass is one of the area’s most impressive lookout points, along with Jackson Glacier overlook, where the gargantuan ice formations that carved the park’s valleys and sculpted its harsh terrain can still be seen.