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Avalanche Gorge
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Avalanche Gorge is a must see destination for anyone in the West Glacier area. With its luscious green canopy of moss and brilliant red rocks, there is no wonder why this little gorge is a favorite destination of photographers and travelers alike.
At the falls near the bridge, the stream dives into an incredibly narrow chasm for about forty feet. Some days when the light is right, you can view rays of sunlight as they reach down into the gorge where the creek pours over small punch bowl style waterfalls.
From West Glacier drive north on the Going-to-the-Sun Road 16 miles to Avalanche Creek trailhead.
Lake McDonald Lodge is a rustic three and a half story Swiss chalet style building, with clipped gables, upper floor balconies , and old world detailing. A land speculator, John E. Lewis, purchased the property in 1906. In 1913 Lewis had an architectural firm, Kirkland, Cutter, and Malmgren from Spokane WA, design the historical hotel.
The Lewis Glacier Hotel opened for business on June 14, 1914. Ownership changed hands where in 1930, a subsidiary of the Great Northern Railway, the Glacier Park Hotel Company bought the hotel. The name was changed to Lake McDonald Lodge in 1957.
Avalanche Campground is located within tall old growth Hemlock and Western Red Cedar trees. This campground accommodates both tents and RV’s, with 87 sites available. There is also potable water, handicapped accessible toilet facilities and a $15/day fee. For hikers there are a couple of well liked scenic trails starting out of Avalanche campground; trail of the Cedars and Avalanche Lake. During the summer there are many evening programs with National Park rangers at the Avalanche Amphitheater.

Falls Information
Area: North West MT
Stream name: Avalanche Creek
Stream size: Medium Creek
Falls height: 15 ft.
Elevation: 3454
Latitude: 48.6768504304593
Longitude: -113.814926147461
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