Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana
Starns calls the road “just majestic.” Although it’s a long climb (a “few hours”), it’s manageable; you’ll have views of mountains and glaciers and maybe glimpse bears and mountain goats. Starting at the Apgar visitor center, you head up, gaining 3,300 feet in the 32 miles to Logan Pass, most of it in the last 10 miles. As steep as that might sound, Starns says the grade is gentle enough that you won’t suffer much on the way up. The road is basically a ledge carved into the side of the mountain, so you get spectacle views of the glaciers, valleys and mountains. And of course, the reward of heading back down.