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By Chicago Craig (14 McR Points) on Oct 12, 2014

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Big_Mike
456 McR Points
December 12, 2019
Really enjoyable along Hwy 89. Nicely variable…
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montanajem
37 McR Points
February 17, 2021
I've ridden this the other direction from…
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Written Directions

Start at the east end of Going to the Sun in Glacier National Park. At the St. Mary's Lodge, take a right on Rt 89. Follow it to Browning, MT. It's that simple

Scenery

This route is suggested as a continuation of the world famous - "Going to the Sun" road in Glacier National Park. As you leave, you'll have the mountains of Glacier to your right and the rolling plains on Montana to the left. The road rises and falls, and every turn gives you a different view of both. If you do later in the afternoon, the sun setting on the fields turns them bright gold. I'd recommend riding it both ways, because the views really are different.

Drive Enjoyment

It's a mix of everything. Honestly, it might be the best road I've ridden. While it's not the most technical (let's be honest...after Laguna Seca, nothing else compares on that scale), it has everything. There are fast straights followed by 15 mph hairpins and 25-45 mph sweepers and chicanes. Plenty of elevation change. You won't rest on this route.

Tourism Opportunities

There really isn't much. Browning is pretty desolate, and the lodge was closed when we were there. Your best bet for a meal is to ride back to the start and head north toward Many Glacier. There's a cool supper club at the turn into the park.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

I also did this in a 2015 VW GTI and had as much fun.

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Big_Mike
December 12, 2019
456 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Really enjoyable along Hwy 89. Nicely variable scenery.
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montanajem
February 17, 2021
37 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I've ridden this the other direction from Browning. The last time, there was a heck of a Chinook wind coming off the mountains (September), which made the ride not as enjoyable. The closer you get to St. Mary's, the more you get a glimpse of the treasures Glacier National Park contains.
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