Bike riders experience Going-to-the-Sun Road as a trail

By | May 15, 2017

Slow travelers have time to see stalactites hanging from the ceilings of Heaven’s Peak Tunnel. Water seeping through the passage has left numerous cracks for Glacier National Park workers to seal. Photo by Tommy Martin of the Missoulian.

The Missoulian has a news series called Stay close to home and rediscover Montana. Here’s a story by Rob Chaney from that series that begins… Less than a mile up the road from Avalanche Campground, the roar of a real avalanche overrode the burble of McDonald Creek. No animals were visible, but the scat of three major predator species spotted the asphalt. Now and again, the rain-washed breeze brought a musky whiff of something furry. With no car around you, the Going-to-the-Sun Road offers much more than a postcard view of Glacier’s interior. The “secret season” in spring and fall when most of the 32-mile westside highway is closed to motorized traffic turns the park’s most popular passage into a trail.

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