Tourist arrested at Glacier National Park for repeatedly crashing car into historic wall

Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park
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A man has been arrested at Glacier National Park after repeatedly crashing his car into a historic barrier wall on Going to the Sun Road.

As NBC Montana reports, park officials received several reports of dangerous driving from members of the public, and the driver was taken into custody after crashing again at Big Bend, one of Glacier's most scenic viewpoints.

It's not yet known how much damage has been done to the wall, or whether it's a safety concern. An investigation is ongoing. 

Going to the Sun Road

Going to the Sun Road is one of Glacier's biggest attractions, and is reputedly one of the most scenic drives in the world. Its 50-mile length is fully paved (except during improvement works), but with twisting turns and two narrow lanes, requires careful driving. It is exceptionally difficult to snowplow, and parts of the road are closed throughout the winter months for safety.

It takes around two hours to drive the full route without stopping, but there are plenty of places along the way to pull over and appreciate the view. Grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats can also be spotted from the road.

If you're planning a visit, check the National Park Service website for the latest news on night time closures and temporary restrictions. 

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Cat Ellis

Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 15 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better), usually wearing at least two sports watches.