Welcome to the Backbone of the World
Sun Tours offers daily Blackfeet interpretive tours through Glacier National Park on Going-to-the-Sun Road and throughout Blackfeet Country
Our 2019 season is underway! We are currently in our 27th operating season as an Authorized Concessioner of Glacier National Park, specializing in local Blackfeet history, culture, and modern day lifestyle. Our connection to this sacred landscape, where the plains meets the mountains, goes back thousands of years.
Sun Tours is independently owned and operated by Ed & Toni DesRosier (a Blackfeet Chartered Tribal Business). Now residing in St. Mary, Montana, Ed and his wife Toni are members of the Blackfeet and Assiniboine Sioux Tribes.
Half Day Tours
We provide daily half-day tours that travel Going-to-the-Sun-Road from each side of the Continental Divide. Both scenic tours provide beautiful photo opportunities and convenient rest stops. West Side stops may include Lake McDonald, Avalanche/Trail of the Cedars, Red Rocks, Bird Woman Falls, Big Bend, and Logan Pass. East Side stops may include Rising Sun, Deadhorse Curve, Wild Goose Island, Sunrift Gorge, Grizzly Point, Jackson Glacier Overlook, Big Bend, and Logan Pass.
Full Day Tours
Our premier and most popular tour is our full day tour that begins on the East Side of Glacier National Park on the Blackfeet Reservation. This route covers the Eastern approach to Glacier National Park along the Rocky Mountain Front, also known as the Backbone of the World, and Going-to-the-Sun-Road. We make many brief stops once in the interior of the Park, some of our most popular being the Iron Teepee’s, Wild Goose Island, Jackson Glacier, and Logan Pass. We pick up daily from the Izaak Walton Inn (minimum of 4) in Essex, MT, the historic Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier Park, MT, and the Glacier Peaks Hotel in Browning, MT, which is the heart of the Reservation.
Are you visiting Glacier National Park with your family, special group, or company? Are you interested in creating a personal, private itinerary? If so, we would love to accommodate your needs and be happy to provide a special experience as you visit the Crown of the Continent, and the Backbone of the World! We offer special packages for any private inquiries or tour bus groups, and can provide a special 13 passenger Limo Bus, on request.
Call Today to Book Your Tour
(800) 786-9220 or (406) 732-9220
Our Guides are life-time residents of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and possess extensive knowledge in many facets of Tribal History, culture, and lifestyle. They provide an all-encompassing history and experience surrounding the landscape of Glacier National Park’s inhabited areas: Park history; animal species; common plants and roots used for nutrition and medicine; and the Blackfoot spiritual and philosophical perspectives/stories of life in the Buffalo Days as well as modern times.
Great Tour Guide
Loved that our guide was a Black Feet native. He was so knowledgeable about the area and it’s history along with a fun personality to go with it!
Great and informative tours
We used Sun Tours to go to Glacier National Park’s Going to the Sun Road (we didn’t want to drive on the steep and curvy road). This tour company is run by members of the Blackfeet Tribe whose reservation is immediately adjacent to the Park. Our guide, Mary, is a registered member of the Tribe. The tour included Glacier National Park and also information about the Blackfeet. The bus for the tour is climate controlled -we really appreciated that on the rainy day of our tour. I would definitely recommend Sun Tours.
Very informative, great time
This was an awesome tour. Our driver and guide was a member of the black crow tribe. He was funny and very knowledgble. He had facts and insider stories. He was fun to be around and we had a great time. He knew the area well and answered our questions and stopped for pictures of we asked. Highly recommend especially later in season bc they have vans with large windows and a roof to keep cold and Smokey air out. We were thankful for that . As we passed a hammer with the top off.
Fascinating and informative
Our tour guide, Meri, was great. Very interesting and knowledgeable of the park and its people and heritage, as well as flora, fauna and geographical features. She took extra care to ensure we all had a wonderful time and learned a lot. As another reviewer mentioned, she is an experienced forest fire fighter and has a broad understanding of the park ecosystem. We had a wonderful day with her.
We had the pleasure of using your bus service to tour Glacier National Park. Our driver was Kimma. The tour was sensational, the sites speak for themselves and our guide was wonderful. Kimma provided great history of the park and local wildlife and vegetation as well a Native American perspective that enthralled our group. Her driving was excellent as she navigated those narrow hairpin turns on the Going to the Sun road. I am happy to write a posting on Trip Advisor recommending your organization. Again – cheers from our whole group for Kimma.
Our tour guide Dan picked us up promptly at our motel in Browning. The bus was not full so we took 2 seats and stretched out comfy the whole trip. Dan was friendly, informative, at times hilarious, very helpful, patient. We stopped for many photo ops, gift shops and lunch. Was glad we opted for someone else to do the driving after seeing the road! Would recommend this tour!