Montana Waterfalls (USA)

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Montana Waterfalls seem to be mostly concentrated in the Rocky Mountains, and in our experience, that pretty much meant Glacier National Park and its vicinity. In this state, things just feel different. We shared the road with lots of cows on the 89, the "Crown of the Continent" was always within sight to the west, and even legendary basketball coach Phil Jackson spends his off seasons in his ranch here.

But of course, Glacier National Park was the main reason why we visited the state, and for us, it was a great way to get reacquainted with America's National Parks, which was something we hadn't really done in earnest for several years. For it was here that we saw towering mountains backing dramatic lakes like St Mary Lake, Two Medicine Lake, and Swiftcurrent Lake.

We also saw some endangered glaciers like the Jackson Glacier as well as getting that feeling that we were at the top of North America somewhere as we made it all the way up to Logan Pass. We even saw some wildlife like the elusive moose as well as evidence of grizzly activity (though we didn't get to see one in person).

And nestled amongst all this natural goodness, waterfalls as dramatic as Apikuni Falls, as unusual as Running Eagle Falls, and as intimate as Baring Falls could be experienced. Not to mention all the towering cascades you're bound to see while both cruising and hiking through the park.

Finally, we were royally bummed that the Going-to-the-Sun Road cutting through the heart of Glacier National Park was closed for road construction during our visit, but I guess that'll mean we'll have to come back at another time and hopefully see what we had missed the first time around!

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To get a glimpse of what each waterfall looks like, check out the table below. Click on the waterfalls to read more about them.

Apikuni Falls 3 Apikuni Falls
Glacier National Park

Baring Falls 1.5 Baring Falls
Glacier National Park

St Mary Falls 3 St Mary Falls and Virginia Falls
Glacier National Park

Running Eagle Falls 2.5 Running Eagle Falls (Trick Falls)
Glacier National Park

McDonald Falls 1 McDonald Falls
Glacier National Park

Sacred Dancing Cascade 2 Sacred Dancing Cascade
Glacier National Park

Swiftcurrent Falls 2 Swiftcurrent Falls
Glacier National Park

Ptarmigan Falls - one of many waterfalls in Many Glacier Valley 1.5 Many Glacier Waterfalls
Glacier National Park

Bird Woman Falls 2.5 Bird Woman Falls and the Going-to-the-Sun Road Waterfalls
Glacier National Park

Kootenai Falls 2.5 Kootenai Falls
Lincoln County

One of the 'Hidden Lake Cascades' 1 "Hidden Lake Cascades"
Glacier National Park

Grinnell Falls 3 Grinnell Falls and Salamander Falls
Glacier National Park

Appistoki Falls 1.5 Appistoki Falls
Glacier National Park

Ousel Falls 2.5 Ousel Falls
Gallatin County

Woodbine Falls 3 Woodbine Falls
Stillwater County

Natural Bridge Falls 3 Natural Bridge Falls
Sweet Grass County

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