Thursday, August 27, 2009

Going to the Sun Road Glacier National Park

A really Favorite Drive.
One of the top 10 in the United States.
As listed by many magazines, and myself.

Click on the photos for a really magnificent vista !!

Lower section climbing out of the valley.
No travel trailers allowed on this road.

Middle section, well above the valley
Enlarge, and look at the pickup on the right,
for a sense of perspective.

These photos don't do justice to the scope of the view.

Near the summit

They have a magnificent Visitors Center
at the summit and some great trails.

Have you been there?
Leave a comment.

Note: all of these photos are "as photographed".

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Daryl said...

Breathtaking .. really .. I love the first one because it really did make me inhale and go OH!

Dewdrop said...

I'd never get anywhere. I'd constantly be stopping to take pics... Awesomely scenic... wonderfully beautiful!

Mike said...

Look at that!! perfect landscape. I want to visit!
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Linda said...

Absolutely stunning. I would love to see this for real, enticed by your photos.

Vita Stunder said...

Stunning shots!!
I really love the first one - breathtaking!

Have a great weekend :)

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful views, thanks for sharing this road trip with sky watch friday, it is really lovely.

MObugs said...

What an absolutely gorgeous place. Like Heaven on Earth. Not to sound stupid though, where is this place located? I've never heard of it.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Troy: Beautiful captures at the park, nicely captured.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It really is a beautiful place and I think your photos give a fine taste of what can be seen there. In fact, they make me want to pack my bags and head west right now. Well done!

Photo Cache said...

I'm salivating. What a landscape.

Babooshka said...

It does have have a really wide open freedom feel throughout the images. Great stuff.

eileeninmd said...

Great pictures Of Glacier Nat'l Park and the Going to the Sun road. I have been there and I just loved the place.

Gaelyn said...

Wow, I'll bet you felt like you were driving to the sun. What an awesome valley, nice sky too. No wonder it's no trailers. Magnificent!

J Bar said...

Great scenery.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Anonymous said...

The earth is a beautiful place. Thanks for reminding me.

Louise said...

This was the highlight of a month-long vacation when I was 16. I know I would love it more now. Your photos make me want to go now!

Anonymous said...

GTTS Road is only one of the wonderful things about Glacier National Park - the very best, most beautiful park in North America. Forget Yellowstone or Yosemite - go to Glacier. It is so wild and desolate it is really only open to most of us during July through September. Before or after that, GTTS Road is closed usually due to snow! The drive is beautiful, but the hikes are magnificent. Try for many more awesome pictures!


Arija said...

Certainly a HIGH road and wonderful scnery. Just the sort of trip we like. Lovely.

Doug Taron said...

That's someplace I've always wanted to visit. Leon has been there several times, and we keep talking about visiting together. Your pictures are inspiring.

The Texican said...

Raw, beautiful country isn't it? Great pictures. Pappy

Stacey Huston said...

I grew up not far from Glacier. and we used to go there every summer.. thanks for the wonderful memories

Bob Johnson said...

Stunning images, I see what you mean about the size of the truck in comparison, very cool.

Kathiesbirds said...

Troy and Martha, what a beautiful place! I definately need to go here. I want to have that eagle's eye view of the sky and the valley below!

Brian Bastinelli said...

Hey guys- Great images from one of the most beautiful places on earth!!

I love it there...Heading back in early OCtober CANT WAIT!!!!

Great job as always!

Ann said...

What's the white smoke like things at the base of the moutnain at th elast photo?

Do you walk to the Glacier?

We have glaciers in New Zealand, and it is a long walk.

Dev Wijewardane said...

The images are fantastic. Would love to visit sometime.