Grinnell Lake

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Grinnell Lake
Mount Gould from Grinnell Glacier Trail 2.JPG
Grinnell Lake below Mount Gould
Location Glacier National Park (U.S.), Glacier County, Montana, US
Coordinates 48°45′58″N 113°42′15″W / 48.76611°N 113.70417°W / 48.76611; -113.70417Coordinates: 48°45′58″N 113°42′15″W / 48.76611°N 113.70417°W / 48.76611; -113.70417[1]
Primary inflows Grinnell Creek
Primary outflows Catarack Creek
Basin countries United States
Max. length .5 miles (0.80 km)
Max. width .5 miles (0.80 km)
Surface area 130 acres (0.53 km2)
Surface elevation 5,040 ft (1,540 m)

Grinnell Lake is located in Glacier National Park, in the U. S. state of Montana. Named after George Bird Grinnell, the lake has an opaque turquoise appearance from the rock flour (silt) which is transported to the lake from Grinnell Glacier.[2] Grinnell Lake is accessible via the Grinnell Glacier Trail and is 3.2 miles (5.1 km) from the Many Glacier Hotel.[3]


See also[edit]

List of lakes in Glacier County, Montana


  1. ^ "Grinnell Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Many Glacier, MT" (Map (USGS Quad)). TopoQuest. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Day Hikes" (pdf). Plan Your Visit. National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-01-22.