Garden Wall

Glacier National Park

The sharp, steep-sided ridge that parallels Going-to-the-Sun Rd as it ascends to Logan Pass from the west was carved by powerful glaciers millions of years ago. Its western slopes, bisected by the emblematic Highline Trail, are covered by a quintessential Glacier Park feature: steep velvety meadows embellished by an abundance of summer wildflowers.

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Nearby Glacier National Park attractions

1. Weeping Wall

1.84 MILES

Located 2000ft below the iconic Garden Wall, the glistening Weeping Wall creates a seasonal waterfall that was formed when Going-to-the-Sun Rd…

2. Loop

2.26 MILES

This sharp hairpin bend acts as a popular trailhead for hikers descending from the Granite Park Chalet and the Highline Trail. Consequently, it’s normally…

3. Bird Woman Falls

2.86 MILES

Standing at the artificially created Weeping Wall, look across the valley to this distant natural watery spectacle; the spectacular Bird Woman Falls drops…

4. Logan Pass

3.96 MILES

Perched above the tree line, atop the wind-lashed Continental Divide, and blocked by snow for most of the year, 6646ft Logan Pass – named for William R…

5. Logan Pass Visitor Center

4.03 MILES

In the most magnificent setting of all the park's visitor centers, the building has park information, interactive exhibits and a good gift shop. The…

6. Jackson Glacier Overlook

6.72 MILES

This popular pull-over, located a short walk from the Gunsight Pass trailhead, offers telescopic views of the park’s fifth-largest glacier, which sits…

7. Sunrift Gorge

8.65 MILES

Just off Going-to-the-Sun Rd and adjacent to a shuttle stop lies this narrow canyon carved over millennia by the gushing glacial meltwaters of Baring…

8. Glacier National Park

9.26 MILES

The rival of any of the United States' most spectacular national parks, including Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, Glacier National Park is…