National Park Service: Junior Ranger Online - Apgar Mountain - 2 (Glacier National Park)

This view to the southeast of Apgar Lookout shows part of the valley formed by the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.

The valley offers a different, but still spectacular, contrast to the Going-to-the-Sun Road, inside the park. This section of the park offers some of the most challenging and remote experiences Glacier has to offer. The highlight of this view is the dramatic glacier-carved horn of Mount Saint Nicholas (elev. 9376 ft.). Does it remind you of any other peak? How about the Matterhorn in the European Alps? Both formed in the same way. When glaciers carve on three or more sides of a peak at the same time they form these classic glacial horns. We have several other horns in the park but no better representation than Saint Nicholas.


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