The elevation in Whitefish is about 3000'. The elevation of Logan Pass is 6600'. The highest peak in the park is 10,500' Having entered the park and SLOWLY gone through the 10 mile dirt section, we began the ascent to Logan Pass. The climb is 10.8 miles having an average grade of 5.6%.
We pass through a tunnel....
...as I had the good fortune of being the passenger and could look and take pics. The road is narrow and there is a certain amount of pucker factor as I sat. Nothing like the Pike's Peak ascent but still....
Several odd touring cars went by.
Higher we go with remnants of snow on the northish facing slopes.
We've gone up several thousand feet and can now look at the valley from which we came. Awesome.
Incredible. I was evaluating the volume of traffic, the narrowness of the road, not looking good for cycling. Yet, after our drive, I looked on Strava and there are people riding this practically every day, starting early of course. I contacted several and got some good info so maybe I still will do the ride.
We approach Logan Pass and you can see the road on the left.
Looking back, amazing views!
And so, we reach the pass and a visitor's center so more on that soon.