Cracker Lake

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Cracker Lake
Location Glacier National Park, Glacier County, Montana, US
Coordinates 48°44′40″N 113°38′35″W / 48.74444°N 113.64306°W / 48.74444; -113.64306Coordinates: 48°44′40″N 113°38′35″W / 48.74444°N 113.64306°W / 48.74444; -113.64306[1]
Type Natural
Primary inflows Canyon Creek
Primary outflows Canyon Creek
Basin countries United States
Max. length .60 miles (0.97 km)
Max. width .15 miles (0.24 km)
Surface elevation 5,910 ft (1,800 m)

Cracker Lake is located in Glacier National Park, in the U. S. state of Montana. Located at the head of a canyon, the waters of Cracker Lake are an opaque turquoise from rock flour (silt) originating from Siyeh Glacier. To the south of Cracker Lake lies Mount Siyeh which rises more than 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above the lake. Cracker Peak to the southeast and Allen Mountain to the north are other prominent peaks nearby.[2] Cracker Lake is a 6.1 miles (9.8 km) hike from the Many Glacier Hotel.[3]

See also[edit]

List of lakes in Glacier County, Montana

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cracker Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Logan Pass, MT" (Map (USGS Quad)). TopoQuest. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Day Hikes" (pdf). Plan Your Visit. National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-01-22.