US Route 89
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Distance: 48 miles • Elevation Change: Browning 4376 ft.-Canadian Border 4457 ft.
The most northern section of US Route 89 runs close to the mountains and provides access to the east side of Glacier National Park. Glacier National Park is connected to Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. The two parks were designated as the first International Peace Park and are also a World Heritage Site. To visit Waterton Lakes, turn off US 89 on to the Chief Mountain International Highway and cross the Canadian border to the Waterton Lakes entrance station. Be sure to have a valid passport to enter Canada and return to the US.
On The Blog: Roadside Diversion-Greeters at the Gates of Blackfeet Country
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park: Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada was established in 1895 and the adjoining Glacier National Park in the USA in 1910. In 1932 the two parks were linked as the world’s first International Peace Park. The parks are renowned for their glacier-carved mountains and deep lakes. Here at the narrowest point in the Rocky Mountains, ecosystems from the Pacific Northwest, the northern forests and the Great Plains converge to form a unique community of plants and animals found no where else in North America. The park is one of the many features included in the Crown of the Continent Geotourism area, a joint effort of the National Geographic Society and the people of British Columbia, Alberta and Montana.
Towns, Cities & Reservations:
Blackfeet Indian Reservation
Public Lands & Historic Places:
Glacier National Park
Waterton Lakes National Park-Canada
South Fork of Cut Bank Creek
North Fork of Cut Bank Creek
Milk River Ridge
Hudson Bay Divide
Saint Mary Lake
2010 Spring Road Trip
All of the US Route 89 road trip maps in one convenient book including driving directions and Wayne Ranney's introductory essays.
Print Edition: 32-page magazine to take along on your trip. Click below to order from Magcloud—$15 plus shipping.
World Wide Web Links Edition: Electronic file with links to 189 online resources for planning your trip—$5.
Download the table of contents and a sample page for free.
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