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Going to the Sun Highway

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Going to the Sun Highway

Comments regarding this road make me question if I want to drive my new sedan on it. Would an SUV be advised? I am a photo junkie and will be staying at Many Glacier Hotel July 21-24, 2014.

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1. Re: Going to the Sun Highway

The road is well paved, if I remember correctly, with the exception of any small section where road work is being done. A smaller car would be desirable if you are worried about the narrow sections. My rented economy Kia was fine last year.

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2. Re: Going to the Sun Highway

There are length exemptions for for long vehicles/trailers, but there really isn't any reason you can't take your car over it. As AL said, the road is paved, the road will be clear (barring some last minute snow the night before you arrive). There really isn't a reason a car or SUV is better or worse, other than its nice on some of the tight areas to have a smaller vehicle, but by no means imperative or really very important.

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3. Re: Going to the Sun Highway

Thanks! I was looking at older posts which described the road as unpaved with potholes. Good to hear about the improvement. I can only imagine the job of maintaining it.

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4. Re: Going to the Sun Highway

Raod into Many Glacier has some short rough patches but GTTS road is all paved and fine. You will likely be in traffic on the road and be going slowly, which makes it every easy to drive the road and there are plenty of pullouts for photography.

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5. Re: Going to the Sun Highway

about any car will work on all the paved roads in glacier. . . get up early or travel later across the going to the sun road, or you'll waist your entire trip waiting in traffic . . .

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