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See America: Glacier National Park (22 Photos)

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Glacier National Park goes big in Montana – the park itself covers 1,583 square miles (1,012,837 million acres) and includes 762 lakes (131 named and 631 unnamed, the largest of which is Lake McDonald at 9.4 miles long and 1.5 miles wide), more than 700 miles of hiking trails, 563 streams (totaling 2,865 miles, the longest of which is Upper McDonald Creek at 25.8 miles), 175 mountains (the highest of which is Mt. Cleveland at 10,448 feet), and 25 glaciers (the largest of which is 0.7 square miles).

The park was established in May 1910, and in its first year welcomed about 4,000 guests; last year, the park welcomed 2.4 million guests through its gates.

source – USA Today

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