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Glacier National Park, Montana (U.S.)

Glacier national park is located in the northern Rocky Mountains of northwestern Montana along the U.S./Canadian border, and sits astride the “Triple Divide” of North America, from where waters flow to the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans. The Park was formed by an Act of Congress in 1910. In 1932, Glacier Park joined with adjacent Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, to form the Waterton–Glacier International Peace Park, the first such entity in the world. The Going-to-the-Sun Road that crosses the Park from West Glacier to St. Mary—a distance of 50 miles—is a National Historic Landmark that took 11 years to construct, with completion in 1932. Most visitors to the Park traverse this road, crossing the Continental Divide at Logan Pass.

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