Weeping Wall, Glacier National Park

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Weeping Wall

A cherished feature along the Going To The Sun Road, The Weeping Wall is a gorgeous stretch of rock face cascading spring water and snow melt on this glorious mountain pass.

  • The Weeping Wall is a rock face cascading spring water and snowmelt along the Going To The Sun Road.
  • Gushing in early summer and “weeping” in the drier season, put this Glacier Park feature atop your must-photograph list.
  • For those passing in vehicles, roll up your windows or prepare for a splash.

Overview

The Weeping Wall’s situation on the Going To The Sun Road combines some of the most adored natural scenery in one fell swoop. 100 feet long, gushing torrents of water during run-off, this cliff is a popular scenic stopping point. Not entirely a natural formation, this feature was partially created during construction of the Going To The Sun Road, when workers blasted away at rock outcroppings, revealing several spring-fed water veins. In early summer, these trickling veins build to a torrent thanks to snowmelt.

Location

30 miles from West Glacier along The Going To The Sun Road. (3 miles west of Logan Pass.)

Season

Contingent upon Going to The Sun Road accessibility, the best time to view the Weeping Wall is during run-off – generally June and July – when the combination of natural springs and snowmelt send water rushing over the cliff. By late summer, unless following a hard rain, the gush is generally reduced to a seep.

Activities

The Weeping Wall is definitely a must-see hotspot for photographers.

It’s also common to see hikers drenching themselves in the cool water on a hot day. For those in vehicles, be warned: roll up your windows or prepare to be soaked!

Additional Information

Be extremely careful navigating around this feature during run-off and heavy rainfalls – the rushing water has been known to cause rockslides, sending debris onto the Going To The Sun Road.

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