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Going-to-The-Sun Road

Montana 59417 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Mon 12a-11:59p
  • Independent

“The Shining & Blade Runner Location”

One of the most amazing highlights of Glacier National Park is a drive on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This engineering marvel spans 50 miles through the park's wild interior, winding around mountainsides and treating visitors to some of the best sights in northwest Montana. This road is shown in the opening credits of the 1980 film The Shining, as Jack Torrance's Volkswagen glides past Saint Mary Lake and up the road, underneath a small tunnel and onward, presumably going to the Overlook Hotel for his job interview as a caretaker. In 1982, leftover aerial shots from this footage were used for the closing moments of the original cut of the film Blade Runner. This road is also seen briefly in the film Forrest Gump. As Forrest reminisces with Jenny, he remembers running across the U.S. and remarks, "Like that mountain lake. It was so clear, Jenny. It looks like there were two skies, one on top of the other." The shots in the background are Going-to-the-Sun Road and Saint Mary Lake.

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Reviewed by
amwolo

  • 4 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0

This is the most beautiful scenic drive I have been through, it's downright jaw dropping amazing. The park has a free shuttle along this road. You can see the major highlights from this one road without leaving your car, lakes, waterfalls, Jackson glacier, the Continental Divide, mountains, valleys, and if you're lucky, animals. Most of the pull outs are on the south side of the road.

6 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Dave Doster

  • 133 Reviews
  • 102 Helpful
March 14, 2014

This is a must do. Just put it on your bucket list. Now. There is a reason it's been in so many movies. This drive is one of the most scenic in the US hands down. Words fail to describe it. Just go there.

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ReneeBullis

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
August 15, 2015

Nothing like it. Everyone needs to travel this road - amazing...

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MNich

  • 257 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
February 23, 2015
Rated 4.0

Staggeringly awesome road! The entire experience was worth it.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
uniquely.you.94

  • 39 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
September 15, 2017

This is a breathtaking drive. There is so much to see along the road, waterfalls, snow piles melting, deep valleys, huge mountains, bears. The restored trolly cars that travel up and down are also fun to see. There are many pull outs to stop and take pictures although the pictures don't do it justice.

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Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 637 Helpful
April 18, 2017
Rated 4.0

An incredible scenic drive, but it's not without it's white knuckle moments. It may be tempting to look around at the beautiful view, but keep your eyes on the road. There are lots of long drop offs.
I highly recommend taking your time on this drive and pulling over to the scenic overlooks. It's about a 2.5 hour drive each way.

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Reviewed by
MartinSOldford

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0

A great cycling experience going up the east side and down the west but you need to start early to avoid the traffic. Many of the rock retaining walls were being repaired during our tour but that allowed us to follow the guide vehicle down with the cars behind. Definitely a trip worth taking with stops along the way.

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Reviewed by
road_tripping

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 26, 2016
Rated 5.0

A drive unlike anything you have ever seen.

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Reviewed by
Riley

  • 20 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
August 08, 2016
Rated 5.0

If you're in Glacier National Park, driving this road is something you cannot miss. It is pretty nerve wracking driving it, and I'll be honest, I was scared - but when it was all over I wanted to do it again. If you drive straight through it takes about an hour and a half, but you won't want to drive straight through. You'll want to pull over at the many pull-over spots and take photos! There's so many photo opportunities on this road it's awesome. There are hiking trails dotted along the road too so you could make an entire day out of it.

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Reviewed by
mwoodhouse00

  • 12 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
June 25, 2016
Rated 5.0

GOING TO THE SUN ROAD IS A MUST SEE! Every corner there is more amazing beauty to see. MUST DO!

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