Posted by: danielfee | March 12, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 03-12-2013

Glacier National Park - Montana

Citadel Mountain – Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park

Lewis Range – Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is located in northwest Montana abutting the Canadian border. It encompasses over 1,000,000 acres and includes parts of two mountain ranges, which are sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains. The park also has over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants and hundreds of species of animals. Located along the south side of St. Mary Lake is the Lewis Range. Citadel Mountain, with an elevation of 9,030 feet, is located at the western edge of the lake and is easily seen from the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The park was established on May 11, 1910, however the mountains of Glacier National Park began forming 170 million years ago when ancient rocks were forced eastward, up and over much younger rock strata.

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  1. wow, this place looks incredible! Never heard of it until now.


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