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: 4.5
4.5
From 23 Ratings

Description

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.

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  • Indispensable for auto touring

    5
    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

    5
    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.

    5
    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

    5
    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.
  • Great Info!

    4
    By TooBZ2Bbored
    Loaded and played with before trip, day of trip paired phone with vehicle, got to park...didn't work! No worries...turned off Blue Tooth and phone was plenty loud enough for two to listen to even with a LifeProof case on. Great info. Great app for a reasonable price (and I'm a cheapskate!) Been to the park several times before but it's been a while. There were several awesome places we would not have stopped if we had not been listening! The history lessons were wonderful! And there were a few we stopped that were pretty cool that the audio didn't tell us about. All in all a great trip and a great app. I will def be checking into more of your apps specifically the Yellowstone & Tetons app and The Big Island apps! Any chance you could get a Kauai app ready before early Dec.? Thanks! Things that would make me rate this app higher: 1. Add narration for the Many Glaciers Road 2. Maybe add that The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado is the hotel that actually inspired the book The Shining, that The Ahwahnee Lodge in Yosemite Ntl Park inspired the sets for the interior for the movie production and that Timberline Lodge is the lodge on "side of Mt. Hood" used for exterior shots during the filming. Sorry, nit picky I know, but I'm a history buff. 3. More trail info (round trip or one way distance, altitude gained, difficulty, bathrooms on trail, etc.) A BIG kudos to you for the ones you did point out.
  • What a Deal!

    5
    By 2Luckey
    Going to the Sun Road is our 7th Gypsy app and we've loved each one. Besides letting us know where to stop and what to see, the guide, who after all our adventures feels like a friend, provides a comprehensive understanding of the history and geography of the area. Can't wait to see where he'll take us next!
  • OMG: spectacular!

    5
    By RandBVA
    We loved this app. It gave us so much more information than we would ever have known. We drive the road two round trips and listened all the time because we picked up things we missed. I felt sorry for the others passing us by because they didn't know to stop. Love this app!
  • A fantastic companion to a beautiful drive.

    5
    By AtOurGates
    Made the drive come alive. Well narrated, with interesting stories about the park and road. And technically, the gps integration was excellent. I only wish they had more areas.
  • Great app highly recommend

    5
    By Jsander9
    Perfect for those who want to drive thru and understand what you are looking at and the history notes - very informative!

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