Going-to-the-Sun Road: Everything You Need to Know For Summer 2021

Post Summary: Things To See On Going-To-The-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana

Consider to by many to be the most scenic roads in the United States as well as one of the most amazing drives in the world, Glacier National Park‘s Going-To-The-Sun Road is a road jam-packed with scenic view after scenic view. The Going-To-The-Sun Road features imposing peaks, phenomenal valleys and incredible viewpoints.

As epically stunning as this road is, Going-to-the-Sun Road should be taken seriously and drivers should keep their eyes on the road.

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Going-to-the-Sun Road Ticketed Entry

Do you need a Going-to-the-Sun Road Permit?

If you have overnight accommodations along the Going to the Sun Road between the West Entrance and St Mary’s or Camas road. This includes

  • Village Inn
  • Lake McDonald Lodge
  • Rising Sun Motor Inn
  • Granite Park Chalet
  • Sperry Chalet
  • Fish Creek Campground
  • WIlderness Camping

You will be given a entry permit for the duration of your reservation.

If you have reservations for boat rides, guided hikes, horseback rides, or bus tours along the Going to the Sun Road, you will be granted a permit for the GTTSR for the day of your reservation.

How to Get Going-to-the-Sun Road Entry Tickets

Glacier National Park GTTSR permits are obtained from Recreation.gov for visits from May 28 to September 6 for entry from 6 am to 5 pm. One permit per vehicle. Reservation tickets are valid for seven days with unlimited entries. Reservation tickets can be made here.

Advanced Going-to-the-Sun Road Entry Reservations

Advanced Going-to-the-Sun Road Entry Reservations go on sale on April 29, 2021 at 6 am MDT. After that they will be available on a rolling 60 day window.

Two Day in Advance Going-to-the-Sun Road Entry Reservations

The second batch of reservations will open two days in advance at 6 am MDT.

Final Thoughts on driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road

Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 63 US National Parks. She has currently been to 58 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.


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