Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is over a million acres. It has close to three million visitors a year and is located in Montana. It has hiking trails, plants and animals, places to stay, and many sight s to see. Over 100 million people have visited the park since it opened.
Glacier National Park includes forests, meadows, mountains, and lakes. It is home to 175 mountains, 762 lakes, and 563 streams. Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park due to glacial carving.
The park has lots of fish, mammals, birds, and plants. Some popular animals are bats, bears, beavers, bighorn sheep, elk, lynx, mountain goats, mountain lions, pikas, and wolverines.
Things to Do
There are over 700 miles of trails to hike, People can also backpack, camp, take photos, kayak, bike, fish, boat, horseback ride, and camp on the river. Glacier National Park is home to the famous “Going to the Sun” road which is a road that goes through the middle of the park connecting the east and west sides.
The park has one of the largest remaining grizzly bear populations.
The park originally had 150 glaciers but now only 26 remain.
Glacier National Park can have extreme weather due to the Continental Divide. It was once reported that the temperature dropped 100 degrees in 24 hours.