Logan Pass - Glacier National Park, Montana

Logan Pass. The Continental Divide. The Rocky Mountains. Going-to-the-Sun Road. Glaciers. Mountain fed lakes. Waterfalls. Trails all around. All of these at one location. Have I got your attention? It certainly got mine. The first time that I explored this highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Road (almost 6,700 feet above sea level), I was hooked. I had heard that the large parking lot in the summer was often filled up before 10am in the summer and now I knew why. You can spend all day at Logan Pass and never tire of it. 

Getting to Logan Pass is a thrilling ride in its own right. The two lane Going-to-the-Sun Road is quite narrow and winding with hairpin turns, especially west of Logan Pass where most visitors come from. Towering mountains on either sides with deep valleys are the norm as you approach the pass. There are just a few turnouts where cars can pull over but they are quite small and there are simply not enough of them to handle the number of cars in the summer. In fact, many visitors don't drive themselves but rather climb aboard the Red Jammers (vintage 1930s red buses, modernized in 2001) to get to the pass. No matter how you get there, you will be in landscape heaven.