Going to the Sun Road GyPSy

Going to the Sun Road GyPSy

By GPS Tour Guide

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2016-09-04
  • Current Version: 2.7.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 216.89 MB
  • Developer: GPS Tour Guide
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 33 Ratings


GyPSy Guide’s narrated driving tour for the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour while you explore at your own pace. There are 105+ audio points that play automatically along a tour route, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions. Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest. Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no data roaming, network, or wifi is required while touring. It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™ WHAT TO EXPECT: Glacier National Park in Montana protects some of the most visually stunning mountain terrain anywhere, with giant mountain peaks, above tree-line alpine terrain and glacier fed lakes feeding alpine to valley length waterfalls. The earliest National Park managers felt it was important to create a driving route that would cross the Park between West and East and climb over the Continental Divide. The road they created would be purely for sightseeing. Then starts the story about stubborn engineers, hard working labourers and many skeptics. Though the drive is only 50 miles, expect to spend most of a full day taking in the mountain views, alpine flower filled meadows and waterfalls. While the views are numerous, the pullouts aren’t. We’ll give you plenty of notice so both the driver and passengers can relax and feel comfortable about what’s ahead. And we climb, in many places the road is carved right out of the mountain side. But there is only one switchback located at “The Loop“. You’ll find out why. The engineering marvels along the drive like Triple Arches and the Tunnels are visually impressive. So are the stories of the “powder monkeys” tasked with hanging off the cliffs by rope, drilling holes and stuffing them with dynamite. If you are touring early in the season, you might get a free car wash at the Weeping Wall, as the snow melt showers over the road. Have your camera ready, you’re going to be taking a lot of photos today. Most will want to capture the milestone of the highest point along the route, and perhaps warm up inside at the Logan Pass Visitor Centre. The valleys and alpine terrain are also ideal environments for a variety of wildlife and animals sightings are common. The tour can be driven in either direction, between West Glacier and St Mary, with different commentary, while still pointing out the major sites. WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Highlights along the tour route include • West Glacier • Apgar • Lake McDonald Lodge • The Loop • Weeping Wall • Triple Arches • Oberlin Bend • Logan Pass • Tunnels • Big Bend • Wild Goose Island • Lunch Creek • Haystack Falls • Bird Woman Falls • Siyeh Bend • St Mary BATTERY USAGE: ++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle. IPADS: ** iPad models must include a GPS chip. Please note that Apple only install these on the iPad Wifi + Cellular models. Wifi only iPad models have limited location service capabilities and are unable to play commentary automatically. DOWNLOADING: The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks. ABOUT US: GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips around the world. Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience while driving themselves. Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and inspire you to learn more and return. None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit.



  • An absolute essential for self drivers thru the park

    By onthegoboomer
    We downloaded this guide and it actually felt like we had someone in our car with us. We listened to it going west to east and east to west on the Going-to-the-Sun road and never got tired of it. We will be looking for additional guides for future locations and will absolutely purchase more of these!
  • Great value for money!

    By Autraine
    We honestly enjoyed this narration far more than the tour we took of the going to the sun road and this was a fraction of the cost! Good mix of information shared, perfect timing based on gps locations as well. Would absolutely recommend downloading it before arriving at glacier due to poor cell service there. Also remember to have a charger in the car with you!
  • Timely and excellent

    By Glacier knowledge
    What a great app! The information was timely, relevant, and enriched our Going To The Sun drive. Would highly recommend and look forward to using it on another trip.
  • Excellent Narration and information

    By Deb-PA
    We thoroughly enjoyed using the app! His voice was enjoyable-information spot on with the GPS and amusing little bits of humor and Lots of wonderful information! We are now using the app for Yellowstone and Tetons! Thanks for this great guide!
  • So fabulous and easy to use!

    Takes you through every important stop and turn along the Going to the Sun road. Allows you to make the most of the trip with no effort. Definitely worth it!
  • So useful!

    By adventurly
    This guide was perfect! Great timing and I learned and saw so much more than if I were to have just drove through on my own. I am on a goal to hit all of the national parks and will be using these guides for the ones that are available.
  • Indispensable for auto touring

    By aldahal
    Wow!! This is the second year we have used GypsyGuide, throughout the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park’s GoingToTheSun Highway. It worked flawlessly with smartphone connected by Bluetooth to car’s speaker system. Just like going on a guided tour in your private vehicle. It’s display on your phone gives your exact location and where the next audio point of interest is located. I highly recommend all versions that we used.
  • Excellent guide

    By ABav8tor
    Just used it today for a round trip from West Glacier. The commentary was easy to understand, informative and well said. The gps location use allows the app to know where exactly it is and the comments about views, turn offs, parking and hike access are precise and easy to use. On the return we heard the same comments in reverse order with some appropriate differences. Overall, excellent purchase.
  • at Glacier National Park.

    By JBF214
    We just completed our stay at Glacier. We would have been lost with our Gypsy guide. The information we learned and the route guidance was invaluable.
  • Very informative app

    By Fun Moms
    This app was very informative. My entire family (kids included) listened intently to the narrator. We would have learned never learned all of the factual information without this app.