Eye Candy: Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park

Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier Looking for one of the best cycling roads in the world? Check out the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park .

Gotta say, it was one of the most scenic rides that I’ve ever done. The picture above sums it up: rivers, peaks, valleys, glaciers and a curving road hugging a cliff edge. A-maz-ing.

We rode this as part of our U.S. bike tour in 2014. It connects the west and east sides of the park via Logan Pass and a leg-pounding 11 miles of climbing up a steep grade from 3,000 to almost 7,000′ elevation.

A few more shots below! If you’d like to see a video of cycling this road, check out a ride I did in October 2015 with my dad.

Chelsea heads into a tunnel on the climb.

Chelsea heads into a tunnel on the climb.

Chelsea cuts in front of an area scorched by a 2003 fire.

Chelsea cuts in front of an area scorched by a 2003 fire.

Staring down a curvy section of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Staring down a curvy section of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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  1. rita
    rita says:

    Great photos, as usual, Dakota. Chuck and I rode part of the bike path along the Missouri in Great Falls. Super nice. Did we mention the county fair grounds in Fort Benton for camping? If you stay there, be sure to go to the Grand Hotel. Lots of history to learn in Fort Benton, if you’ve got the time for being a tourist. I hear Waterton is totally fab…haven’t been there yet. Safe travels. Hi to Chelsea.

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    • Dakota Gale
      Dakota Gale says:

      Thanks Rita! Glacier is definitely one of the best rides I’ve done. And Waterton is beautiful! So much so that we’re staying a full day here to do some kayaking on the lake before heading onward. Looking forward to the Ft. Benton area too!

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