Glacier National Park

The going to the sun road is the main feature of Glacier National Park other than the incredible mountain scenery.

Going to the Sun Road is the only road through the heart of Glacier National Park in Montana. It was completed in 1932 and spans 53 miles across the width of the park going over the Continental Divide at Logan Pass.

This is the usual 1930 type of road with a sheer drop off on one side and a rock wall on the other. The only problem with the rock wall is that it tends to lean into the road at several places which makes tall vehicles very difficult to drive down the road. They don’t allow any motor homes or vehicles with trailers on the road. There is no way that any of the modern type of tour buses can make it down the road so they use a fleet of 33 tour buses which were built in 1930’s. These red tour buses were manufactured as the Model 706 by the White Motor Company from 1936-1939. These  vehicles are equipped with roll-back canvas convertible tops.

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