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02/07/2014 11:10 am ET Updated Apr 09, 2014

Going-to-the-Sun Road Drivelapse Is 30 Seconds of Pure Scenic Bliss

For nearly three decades, workers toiled away at the creation of Going-to-the-Sun road, an engineering marvel that spans fifty miles of Glacier National Park's most beautiful twists and turns. This gorgeous timelapse video takes you on a virtual cruise of the iconic roadway.

In the fall of 1932, Going-to-the-Sun road was completed, costing well over two million dollars and blowing through half a million pounds of explosives. In July of the following year, the incredible new road was officially opened for public use.

Today, the road has become one of the most iconic drives in the country, drawing thousands of vehicles each year, even though snowbanks of 80 feet high can make the road impassible during the winter months.

Feel like taking one of the most beautiful drives of your life? This interactive map will guide the way:


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