Glacier National Park | YouTuber Meetup
Join us in this episode where we journey across the “Going to the Sun Road” in Glacier National Park. We take in some breathtaking views and vistas and you’ll never guess who we find along the way.
Glacier National Park
Our first stop back into the USA from Alaska via Canada. This was our second visit to Glacier, we visited the first time in August 2017. There were so many fires in Glacier that year.
You can still see the devastation the fire caused. This time we stayed on the East side of the park, which is a little more remote from stores, restaurants, etc. but shows off with some mazing scenery.
Glacier National Park is a 1,583-sq.-mi. wilderness area in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border.
Going to the Sun Road
Going to the Sun Road connects the east and west sides of the park, through the middle of the park, crossing the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. Covering 50 miles of awe-inspiring landscapes, glaciers, and cascading waterfalls, this drive is certainly a must-do part of your visit.
We drove the entire road both ways even though we are an oversize vehicle we were right at the limits. It makes for a full day of driving so pack a lunch and buckle up. The road narrows and it was a little close to the walls but so worth the views. Be sure to check out the video where our friends recorded us driving the road.
Meeting Friends on the Road
We met up with Jim and Kellie over at Suite Travels, they are also full-time RVers. We spent the day with them exploring, picnicking just enjoying the day! Funny story we actually passed each other on the Going to the Sun Road! Watch the video it is pretty awesome!
Jim and Kellie have a really neat set up for their fulltime travels. They travel in a Heavy Duty RV Hauler, 5th wheel and Smart car. The Smart car was PERFECT for the Going to the Sun Road! I have a feeling this set up is in our future, minus the Smart car. I’m hoping for a Jeep! 😊
10 Random facts about Glacier National Park
- Glacier National Park is a part of the world’s first international peace park.
- The park receives an average annual snowfall of around 138 inches
- Glacier straddles the Continental Divide, allowing for extreme weather.
- Glacier’s wildlife has hardly changed since it was first discovered and is home to 71 species of mammals.
- Glacier National Park is often called the “Crown of the Continent.”
- There are 762 lakes in Glacier National Park, 131 of which are named.
- The largest lake in the park is Lake McDonald, at 9.4 miles long, 1.5 miles wide and 464 feet deep.
- Logan Pass, the highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, located along the Continental Divide, comes in at 6,646 feet.
- Going-to-the-Sun Road completed in 1932
- Established as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1974
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