Red Bus

Glacier National Park’s Red Buses are iconic pieces in the Park’s history. Glacier currently has over 30 Red Buses -- all from the 1930’s -- in operation that drive visitors around the park and transport over 60,000 tourists each summer. The doors were made of ash and required regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly. A special feature was the canvas roll-back tops, to provide an unobstructed view while driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The earlier model Red Buses, which arrived in Glacier National Park in 1914, provided the first motorized transportation to visitors in any national park. The red color of the buses was inspired by the ripe Mountain Ash berry that is found in Glacier National Park.