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Glacier's Shuttle System Rolling Along the Sun Road


A fleet of shuttle buses now offers free rides along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. the Douglas Group/DEA rendering.

Folks heading to Glacier can now let someone else do the driving once they reach the park. The park's Going-to-the-Sun shuttle system is now up and running and can drop you at a number of campgrounds and trailheads along the Sun Road.

They had a grand opening of the Apgar Transit Center yesterday to kickoff the shuttle system and show off the center, which is located at Apgar Village.

Shuttles can get you just about anywhere along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, as there are stops at the Fish Creek Campground, Apgar Village, Apgar Campground, Lake McDonald Lodge, the Sprague Creek Campground, Avalanche Creek, the Loop, and Logan Pass on the west side of the park, and Siyeh Bend, Gunsight Pass Trailhead, St. Mary Falls, Sunrift Gorge, Sun Point, Rising Sun and the St. Mary Visitor Center on the east side.

For detailed route information, click over here. Once you reach the park, you can pick up a brochure that details the shuttle routes and has a list of suggested hikes along the routes.

The shuttles are scheduled to run through Labor Day.


I don't want to ride a shuttle with nasty smelly hippies.

To be able to see the beauty and grandness of this totally awesome park I would ride with anyone.The spectacular wiews ,wildlife,flora and fauna are a very special part of my life experiences.People need to understand that everyone is in the parks for the very same reason,be you a hippi,yuppie,or any other thing you want to label people.If we are to respect Mother nature and all Her glories,you first have to have respect for yourself and everyone else.Being a self proclaimed Harley riding hippie,I am also the mother of three fine grown men,the wife of a very fine man for thirty years,a career woman for one of the biggest class one railroads in the country,and a very interesting person you would probably enjoy chatting with if you so chose to.Maybe we will be on the same bus ,I have some nice stories about my visits to the parks across this great nation of ours,I would enjoy hearing about your adventures,maybe we will sit together on the bus and become friends.

Susan, you sound like a real neat person to travel and be with. Unfortunately, Becky definitely needs a attitude adjustment. Let's get her started on with more flower power (an old hippie slogan).

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