Glacier National Park Montana
Cracker Lake in Glacier Park
Glacier National Park Montana
Glacier National Park is known as the "Crown of the Continent" with good reason. It is one of the most scenic and awe-inspiring places on earth. Located in the northwest corner of Montana, this world famous national park has over 200 named peaks, 762 lakes, 200+ waterfalls, 563 streams, 25 alpine glaciers, 745.6 miles of maintained hiking trails and a remarkable diversification of animals and plants. Millions of people from all over the world visit Glacier National Park each year, and is one of the major tourist attractions in the state of Montana. Of Glacier Park's 1,583 square miles (over 1 million acres), 94% of this remarkable national park is managed as wilderness.
The "Apex" of the Continent
Within the boundary of Glacier National Park Montana, two Continental Divides Intersect at the summit of Triple Divide Peak. This unique spot is the only place in North America where this occurs. If you poured a bucket of water on the summit of Triple Divide Peak, a third of the water would end up in the Atlantic Ocean at the Gulf of Mexico, a third of the water would end up in the Pacific Ocean, and a third would end up in the Arctic Ocean at Hudson Bay. And because of this intersection of Continental Divides, the animal and plant life is more diverse than any other area in North America.
Going To The Sun Road
The Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park Montana is one the great civil engineering marvels in North America, and is without question one of the most scenic highways on earth.
Completed in 1932, the Going
To The Sun Road is the only road that runs completely through the park. This 52 mile long highway takes visitors up and over the Continental Divide, and exposes all who travel it to jaw-dropping vistas and magnificent scenery. The Going To The Sun Road is undoubtedly the premier "Thing To Do" in Glacier National Park. Click here to learn all about the Going To The Sun Road.
Glacier Park Hiking Trails
Glacier National Park has over 740 miles of maintained hiking trails, and many of these are world-class hikes. Glacier National Park is a hiking and overnight backpacker's paradise. These hikes range from short and easy to long and extremely physically demanding. But one things is guaranteed, and that is the scenery along these Glacier Park Hiking Trails is magnificent. Once you begin hiking in Glacier Park, you're gonna get hooked, and you'll find yourself hiking farther and higher than you every thought you'd experience.
Lodges and Chalets
The Great Northern Railway played a huge part in the "building" of Glacier National Park. There are several world famous lodges and two backcountry chalets that were built by the Great Northern Railway in the early 1900's, and are still today welcoming visitors through their historic doors.
All About Glacier National Park
For all the details on Glacier National Park, we have created an entire section on our national park vacation website devoted to showing you exactly where to go, what to do and where to see animals in this world famous park. Click Here to learn all about Glacier National Park.