Going-to-the-Sun Road, a 50-mile highway that traverses the Montana section of the park from west to east, is considered an engineering feat and one of the most scenic drives in North America. Opened in 1933, it’s a National Historic Landmark and still one of the biggest attractions of the park.
But with more than 1 million acres of land encompassing old-growth forests, prairie grasslands, lakes, glaciers, a diverse plant and wildlife population, and 700+ miles of hiking trails, Glacier rewards visitors who choose to get out of the car and explore on foot.
Lake McDonald, near the west entrance in Montana, is the park’s largest lake (at 10 miles long and 472 feet deep) and a prime rock-skipping location
Further upstream Avalanche Creek, white water rushes past mossy rocks, while sunlight filters through the cedars