Friday, September 28, 2012

Points of Interest Along The Going-to-the-Sun Road

As many of you already know, the Going-to-the-Sun Road through the heart of Glacier National Park is an engineering marvel. The park has put together a series of short videos explaining some of the history and some of the early engineering problems workers had to overcome to build the road.

On the west side of the park, the famous Loop is the switchback that defined the Going-to-the-Sun Road as we know it today:



Triple Arches is one of the most recognizable features along the Going-to-the-Sun Road:



Did you know that the Weeping Wall waterfalls were man made?



To learn more about the making of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, the park has a couple of excellent eTours on their website. To learn more about driving the road, including the location of trailheads along the way, please click here.


Jeff
Glacier National Park Hiking

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