Nothing beats a hike in Glacier National Park. Take this quiz and test your knowledge about this beautiful place.
Montana is home to the park. It sprawls more than 1 million acres.
The park was established on May 11, 1910. Since then, it's become one of America's most popular attractions.
There are about 175 mountains in Glacier National Park. They are a popular destination for hikers and climbers who enjoy backcounty areas.
The park doesn't cross into Saskatchewan. But there is a Glacier National Park in British Columbia
Mountain goats are everywhere in the park -- scaling the cliffs, hanging out in parking lots or standing in the middle of roads. They are the official animals of the park.
In the mid-1800s, there were about 150 glaciers slowly grinding through the park. Due to a warming climate, the number of glaciers has dropped dramatically in recent years.
There were about 150 glaciers in the middle of the 19th century. Now there are only 25, meaning that Glacier may at some point require a name change.
The rate of climate warming has a profound effect on glaciers in the park. They could be just a memory as soon as 2030.
The Blackfeet dominated the area when Europeans arrived. The tribes gave up many parts of the land when they signed a treaty with the U.S. in the 1890s.
In 2014, about 2.3 million people visited the park. That means of more than 400 national parks, Glacier was among the top 10 most visited.
In 1932, between World War I and World War II, the U.S. and Canada named the area as the world's first International Peace Park. As such, the park isn't divided at the border -- instead, it's one massive park controlled by both countries.
It may be a Peace Park, but you still need proper paperwork to go back and forth between borders. Those who do get a fun mountain goat stamp for their passports.
Going-to-the-Sun Road is one of the most famous roads in America, with stunning views all along its many twists and turns. It has many important distinctions, including National Historic Place.
Construction began in 1931 and was completed in 1932. It was a phenomenal work of engineering to complete the 50-mile stretch through remote and unforgiving territory.
George Bird Grinnell explored the area in in 1885 and then set about looking for ways to create a national park. It took 25 years, but his dream was finally realized.
William Howard Taft signed the legislation that made the park official. His signature provided new protections for the area intended to preserve its landscape and animal species.
On average, it takes even heavily-equipped crews more than two months to clear the road of drifts that may be dozens of feet deep. Heavy snows often damage roads during winter, necessitating constant repair work.
Researchers have documented 71 species of mammals in the park. The park's huge size and preservation have helped mammals thrive within its boundaries.
The Great Northern Railway built railroads to haul in tens of thousands of visitors. But the company also built roads and hotels to fuel local tourism.
Roughly 2.6 people die each year in Glacier. Poor decision-making and inexperience often contribute to fatalities, as people fall from cliffs or drown in icy rivers.
Due to its beauty and location at the northern border of America, Glacier is often called the Crown of the Continent. In a country filled with parks, this one is considered royalty of sorts.
Most of the park's original species still roam the area, thanks to its remoteness and vastness. But two have disappeared -- the caribou and bison.
The bright red Jammer buses have been in use since the 1930s. They were introduced to help reduce vehicle congestion along the narrow, winding roads.
The large buses were about $5,000 back in the 1930s. If you look closely at the front grills of the buses you can still see the area where the crank starters used to be located.
The aging buses were updated with modern chassis and the engines were upgraded, too. They now run on propane, which is much cleaner than gasoline or diesel fuel.
Glacier's enormity means that its watershed flows many directions. It sends water to the Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean and perhaps most surprisingly, the Atlantic Ocean.
There are a lot of bears (and people) in the park, but there are only about one or two bear attacks per year. Only 10 people have been killed by bears in the park's history.
William Logan was the park's first superintendent. He served only a year, from 1911 to 1912.
Glacier's mountains aren't as tall as many others in the country. Mt. Cleveland tops out at about 10,500 feet.
In 2003, about 13% of the park burned due to massive fires. As the climate continues to warm, wildfires could become a bigger and bigger challenge for park managers.