On the U.S.-Canada border in the state of Montana sits an area long known as the Crown of the Continent. Ice formations from these mountains melt into rivers that spill into the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Hudson Bay, making it a water source for much of the country. Native tribes considered the area the backbone of the world. Caribou, bison, grizzly bears, mountain goat, big horned sheep and wolves have long called this park their home, an ecosystem considered one of the most important and beautiful in the world. With more than 700 miles of trails, visitors to this area can retrace the steps of native tribes, early explorers and settlers, imagining what the virgin forests and mountains of America once looked like when the first people traversed this landscape.
Glacier National Park captures not only the beauty of Montana but the magnificence of the American frontier, a national park where visitors can step back in time to the days of early settlers in log cabin, fur trappers in lean-to huts and Native American tribes following bison and caribou across the forests and mountains. For more than 100 years, visitors have been coming to this park to get a glimpse of one of the world’s last wildernesses. Glacier’s wild beauty and environmental importance truly make this park the crown of the continent.
In addition to the nearly 3.4 million tourists who come from around the world to tour Yellowstone, the park is also home to researchers and biologists. These scientists are working to study the volcanic and geothermal energy of the park as we ll as preserving the animal and plant life that dwells within.
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