Garden Wall

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The Garden Wall
Garden Wall.jpg
Highest point
Peak Mount Gould
Elevation 9,553 ft (2,912 m)
Coordinates 48°44′34″N 113°42′52″W / 48.7427539°N 113.7145594°W / 48.7427539; -113.7145594
Geography
Location Glacier National Park, Montana, United States
Range coordinates 48°44′N 113°43′W / 48.74°N 113.71°W / 48.74; -113.71Coordinates: 48°44′N 113°43′W / 48.74°N 113.71°W / 48.74; -113.71

The Garden Wall is a steep alpine area within Glacier National Park well known during the summer months to be heavily covered in dozens of species of flowering plants and shrubs. Located along the west side of the Continental divide and extending northward from Logan Pass, the Garden Wall can be traversed via the popular Highline Trail and for a distance of over 5 mi (8.0 km) to the Granite Park Chalet. The Going-to-the-Sun Road also passes through portions of the Garden Wall northwest of Logan Pass. The Weeping Wall is a short stretch of the Going-to-the-Sun Road where water cascades over the Garden Wall to the roadway below. The Garden Wall is an arête or rock spine that separates the Many Glacier region of the park from Lake McDonald valley.

Highline Trail is carved into the side of the Garden Wall

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  • Glacier National Park. "Glaciers". Geology. National Park Service. Retrieved 2006-04-29.