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2 edition of Going-to-the-Sun Road found in the catalog.

Going-to-the-Sun Road

Kathryn Steen

Going-to-the-Sun Road

an engineering feat, Glacier National Park

by Kathryn Steen

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Published by National Park Service in [Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mountain roads -- Montana -- Design and construction -- History,
  • Going-to-the-Sun Road (Mont.),
  • Glacier National Park (Mont.)

  • Edition Notes

    Shipping list no.: 91-300-P

    ContributionsUnited States. National Park Service
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 sheet :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13613487M

    If you want to cross Glacier National Park (not to mention the Continental Divide at Logan Pass), hop in your car for a ride along the 83 km (52 mi) Going-to-the-Sun Road. Along the way, you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of valleys, glacial lakes, waterfalls, tundra, and wildlife. The. The road officially received its name, "The Going-to-the-Sun Road," during the dedication. The road borrowed its name from nearby Going-to-the-Sun Mountain. Local legend, and a press release issued by the Department of the Interior, told the story of the deity, Sour Spirit, who came down from the sun to teach Blackfeet braves the.

    The Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park is unquestionably one of the world’s most scenic highways, and is an absolute “Must See” while vacationing in Glacier Park. Located in the heart of Glacier Park, the 52 mile long Going To The Sun Road is the only road that actually runs through the park, which makes this iconic road one. Going-to-the-Sun Road is one of the most amazing highlights of Glacier National Park. This engineering marvel is the only road that crosses Glacier National Park in Montana, USA, going over the Continental Divide at Logan 's one of the most scenic drives in the world. The road is one of the most difficult roads in North America to snowplow in the spring.

    Every corner of the winding, heart-stopping Going-to-the-Sun Road provides magnificent views of towering mountains, cascading waterfalls and verdant, tree-filled valleys. There are plenty of 5/5(K). Located in Northwest Montana, Glacier National Park features stunning lakes, majestic waterfalls, high alpine trails, and epic fields of wildflowers. Within the park, don't miss the Going to the Sun Road, hiking trails like the Highline Trail, Trail of Cedars, and Hidden Lake, a scenic boat cruise, and an overnight at a park campground or lodge.


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Going-to-the-Sun Road by Kathryn Steen Download PDF EPUB FB2

A very nice book on the history Going-to-the-Sun Road book the Going-to-the-Sun-Road. The Going-to-the-Sun-Road today still takes a lot of work to keep it open and in operational condition. The road is a true civil engineering feat that was made possible through an a lot of hard work.

Hopefully the road will be maintained into the future for all to experience.5/5(5). This book is about the trials and tribulations of the construction of Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana. The road is literaly carved out of the side of a mountain and is a tribute to the workers who suffered hardships and battled against extreme weather conditions to complete this road/5(45).

The Going to the Sun Road ends as it crosses the continental divide at Logan Pass which is the highest point on the Going To The Sun Road.

We highly recommend stopping at the Logans Pass Visitor center. We saw Big Horn Sheep multiple times when we drove up. However, this is a very busy area and during the main season you can’t always get parking.

Going-to-the-Sun Road has been undergoing a major rehabilitation project since Learn about its current construction status. During spring and fall, conditions are constantly changing. Check here for updates on which roads are open for driving, hiking, and biking. Plowing Going-to-the-Sun Road usually begins in early April.

We will post. Red Bus tours depart from Going-to-the-Sun Road book the east and west sides of the park and take you along the famous Going-To-The-Sun Road. All tours are round trip, departing from and returning to the same location.

Red bus tours will even pick you up from our Lodges. You may catch your tour from the doorstep of Glacier Park Lodge, or a few steps from Apgar. Plowing of the Going-to-the-Sun Road has begun for the season. The crews are working in the Granite Creek area, about a mile and a half past the Loop.

They report snow depths of around 15 feet. For information on road closures and hiker/biker information please see our Road Status webpage. Plowing photos. A spectacular and scenic mile highway through Glacier National Park, which crosses the Continental Divide at Logan Pass in Montana.

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Tripadvisor has been notified. This property is closed.5/5(K). Going-to-the-Sun Road is a scenic mountain road in the Rocky Mountains of the western United States, in Glacier National Park in Sun Road, as it is sometimes abbreviated in National Park Service documents, is the only road that traverses the park, crossing the Continental Divide through Logan Pass at an elevation of 6, feet (2, m), which is the Location: Glacier National Park, Flathead /.

Glacier’s Going-to-the-Sun Road ranks high on bucket lists of most cyclists. The ride dishes up a challenge along with a heavy dose of big scenery. Biking offers a way to intimately savor all of the detail that created the country’s only road that is a National Historic Landmark and National Civil Engineering Landmark.

Traveling Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road is an experience like no other. Laborers toiled for nearly 20 years to complete the mile road that winds an impossible route through the heart of Glacier.

One of the most scenic highways in the world, this marvel of engineering set the standard for all national parks. W/5. Historic Going-to-the-Sun Road is a testament to human ingenuity and nature’s wonders. Tunnels, switchbacks, arches, and a narrow two-lane highway cutting across precipitous slopes reveal the feats of engineering—marvels in themselves.

Yet in the road’s 52 miles, an incomparable diversity unfolds, with surprises around each corner. Going-to-the-Sun Road. Taking visitors through the heart of Glacier National Park and cresting the Continental Divide at Logan Pass is the Going-to-the-Sun 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. Going-to-the-Sun Road isn’t Glacier’s toughest drive by far, but being prepared with snacks and water is key, as is slowing down to respect the terrain and making sure ahead of time your route is clear and open.

For Glacier novices and veterans both, the following are our best tips for conquering Going-to-the-Sun Road. Hotels near Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park on Tripadvisor: F traveler reviews, 12, candid photos, and prices for 30 hotels near Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, MT.

The maximum grade is six percent and it climbs to 6, feet at Logan Pass where it crosses the Continental Divide. The designers worked to make the road blend unobtrusively into its natural setting. They succeeded. That in itself is an amazing accomplishment.

Part of the story of Going-to-the-Sun is the tourists.4/5(1). The Going-to-the-Sun Road was completed in and is a spectacular 50 mile, paved two-lane highway that bisects the park east and west.

It spans the width of Glacier National Park, crossing the Continental Divide at 6,foot-high Logan Pass. The section of the road between West Entrance and St. Mary Entrance is closed due to the following reasons.

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, Glacier National Park is temporarily closed.

Going-to-the-Sun Road is a paved, two-lane highway that snakes through Glacier National Park, dividing the park into east and west regions and crossing the.

The Going-to-the-Sun Road is rightfully recognized as one of the most spectacular alpine highways in the world and certainly among those in the United States. The landscape is one of peerless beauty, but the road itself is an engineering : $ Going-to-the-Sun Road, Red Rock Point, Montana.

K likes. Going-to-the-Sun Road is a scenic mountain road in the Rocky Mountains of the western United Location: Red Rock Point, Montana. A driving tour of Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, MT; heading west to east from West Glacier to St.

Mary. Music: "Memories" - Pl. The Going To The Sun road is truly an engineering marvel. Did you know that it is also both a National Historic Landmark, and a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark?

Come along for the drive and you’ll see why. Stop along the way, and enjoy the views. Park the car, ditch the crowds and explore along trails less traveled. Going-to-the-Sun road was dedicated in Stunning vistas await you as you travel the 50 mile scenic highway.

It was the first national park road designed to complement scenic wonders. Logan.