Going-to-the-Sun Road Driving Guide

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)


Looking for the perfect trip over Going-to-the-Sun Road? Use this driving guide to find all the right stops and the order in which you should stop for the best photos and a parking spot at Logan Pass so that you don’t miss a thing!

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Looking for the perfect trip over Going-to-the-Sun Road? Use this driving guide to find all the right stops and the order in which you should stop for the best photos and a parking spot at Logan Pass so that you don’t miss a thing!

If you only have one day in Glacier National Park, a drive over the famous, historic Going-to-the-Sun Road is a must. Completed in 1932, this road goes through the heart of the Park.

The drive up Going-to-the-Sun Road delights every sense. The west side meanders through dense undergrowth and wanders along McDonald Creek. It then climbs to the views of the amazing glacier carved, U-shaped valleys and towering peaks along the cliff-hugging upper stretches of road. You enter the breathtaking alpine and cross the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. From there, the road descends into vast valleys, past more creeks and waterfalls. You travel the shores of St. Mary Lake and into the open meadows, finally reaching the St. Mary Visitor Center. Along the way, it keeps changing and rewarding visitors.

Map features are:

  • 22 stops recommended by Jake listed in order
  • Mileages for odometer readings
  • Descriptions of each stop
  • Recommended short hikes to do on your “driving day”
  • Alternate directions for coming from the east or if only taking the shuttle system
  • Colorful map is fun to explore
  • Printed on recyclable, synthetic paper to be waterproof and tear resistant
  • Map folds out to 26″ x 18.5″

9 reviews for Going-to-the-Sun Road Driving Guide

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Beth Angermeier (verified owner)

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve consulted this map – not just while I’m in the Park, but many times when I’m at home and identifying locations in photographs I have taken. It’s sturdy, easy on the eyes, and a valuable tool for any visitor to Glacier National Park.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roger Chesser (verified owner)

    There is a lot of information available about the Going-to-the-Sun Road and yet very little on the actual pull outs and their locations. This map fills that void. Other sources give you basic location but this guide gives you actual mileage distances. It contains great descriptions of all the sites, not just the major stops. Fantastic!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Curt Young (verified owner)

    Bought each vehicle one for our group. Easy to read and a great help for beating the crowds. Durable to last for years of enjoyment. Plan on using it again in Aug.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Roscoe

    Your 5 star button here is not working, but I do rate your guide 5 stars.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Attila K. (verified owner)

    Concise and informative. Jake has managed to highlight the best Glacer has to offer. A must have.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary Ellen

    This map should be in everyone’s possession if they are planning a scenic driving tour of Glacier Park’s fabulous Going to the Sun Road. It is absolutely the best and most useful map ever made for the GTTSR. The descriptions of all stops and trails along Going to the Sun Road are concise and accurate. They are also waterproof and tearproof. I LOVE this map and all the information Jake imparts on his blog and in his fabulous ad-free trail videos.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary Schnebly

    Your best guide to Going to the Sun Road! Easily followed no matter which direction you are heading. This made my day on the Road so much richer and more enjoyable! Thanks, Jake, for making my first days in Glacier (August 2015) so much better through your maps. I hope to return soon!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sheila Meiste

    We used this map last summer and it was super helpful! Our adult children thought they would use their electronic devices and when they found out they had no service, they were all asking for the map! We have since loaned it to friends going to Glacier and told them it was invaluable! We will definitely purchase Jake’s maps when we take a trip to another national park.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    I wanted to try to like this map. But it doesn’t make a bit of sense to me. There are “Waypoints” and “Points of Interest” but it is hard to tell what the difference between them is except that “waypoints” are circles and are numeric while “Points of Interest” are diamonds noted by alpha characters But that is minor. The directions state, “Follow the pink circle waypoints in numeric order.” These are all over the place and in no order whatever. We wasted an entire day trying to figure out these directions which simply made no sense at all. I am still trying to figure out how to make sense of this map and the markings. This product, in my opinion is very poorly laid out with graphic elements that are distracting as well as these more glaring errors. There are many free resources available for the asking. Don’t waste your money on this!!

    • hike734

      Martha, I’m sorry to hear that you found it difficult to follow. I’d love to hear of ways to make it less confusing when I reprint them. Maybe I can clarify, then you can help me make it make more sense in the future. 😀

      The points of interest are just to notify you of what you’re looking at as you drive by them such as the Weeping Wall. The reason that the waypoints are all over the place is that the order of reaching each point matters for photos and to get parking spots at popular stops such as the Loop and Logan Pass. Just start at an entrance and head to the points of interest in the order of the numbers.

      I’d love to have you drop me a line via my contact form so I can make it less confusing. Thank you for trying it out. Hopefully we can make it work for you.

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