Bird Woman Falls

Bird Woman Falls in Glacier National Park with indian paintbrush flowers in the foreground

Bird Woman Falls in Glacier National Park.  This dramatic waterfall owes its unique topography to the work of two alpine glaciers - the large main glacier that created the rounded slopes of the U-shaped valley, and  a smaller glacier that did not erode as much material as the larger glacier and produced a hanging valley.  The small glacier began in a small cirque and met the larger valley glacier and was unable to continue eroding the valley.   (Photo by Susie Graetz)

University of Montana | Geography Department